Carrier testing in the fragile X syndrome: attitudes and opinions of obligate carriers.

@article{McConkieRosell1997CarrierTI,
  title={Carrier testing in the fragile X syndrome: attitudes and opinions of obligate carriers.},
  author={Allyn McConkie-Rosell and Gail A Spiridigliozzi and T Iafolla and Jack C. Tarleton and Ave M Lachiewicz},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics},
  year={1997},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={62-9}
}
This study surveyed obligate carriers of the fragile X syndrome fra(X) to ascertain opinions and attitudes regarding carrier testing. Female carriers of fra(X) syndrome were recruited during their visits to the Fragile X Clinic at Duke University Medical Center. Twenty-eight obligate carriers completed a 48 question structured interview and a visual analog scale (VAS). Strong trends in the responses were identified. Fra(X) syndrome was viewed as a very serious problem and the risk to offspring… CONTINUE READING