Clinical utility of family history for cancer screening and referral in primary care: A report from the Family Healthware Impact Trial

@article{Rubinstein2011ClinicalUO,
  title={Clinical utility of family history for cancer screening and referral in primary care: A report from the Family Healthware Impact Trial},
  author={Wendy S. Rubinstein and Louise S. Acheson and Suzanne M. O'Neill and Mack T Ruffin and Catharine Wang and Jennifer L. Beaumont and Nan E. Rothrock},
  journal={Genetics in Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={13},
  pages={956-965}
}
Purpose: To assess the effectiveness of computerized familial risk assessment and tailored messages for identifying individuals for targeted cancer prevention strategies and motivating behavior change.Methods: We conducted a randomized clinical trial in primary care patients aged 35–65 years using Family Healthware, a self-administered, internet-based tool that collects family history for six common diseases including breast cancer, colon cancer, and ovarian cancer, stratifies risk into three… CONTINUE READING

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