Comparison of individuals opting for BRCA1/2 or HNPCC genetic susceptibility testing with regard to coping, illness perceptions, illness experiences, family system characteristics and hereditary cancer distress.

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OBJECTIVE To study differences between individuals opting for genetic cancer susceptibility testing of a known familial BRCA1/2 and HNPCC related germline mutation. METHODS Coping, illness perceptions, experiences with cancer in relatives and family system characteristics were assessed in 271 applicants for genetic testing before test result disclosure… (More)

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@article{Oostrom2007ComparisonOI, title={Comparison of individuals opting for BRCA1/2 or HNPCC genetic susceptibility testing with regard to coping, illness perceptions, illness experiences, family system characteristics and hereditary cancer distress.}, author={Iris van Oostrom and Hanne Meijers-Heijboer and Hugo Joseph Duivenvoorden and Annette H. J. T. Br{\"o}cker-Vriends and Christi J. van Asperen and Rolf Sijmons and Caroline M. Seynaeve and Arthur R. Van Gool and Jan G. M. Klijn and Aad Tibben}, journal={Patient education and counseling}, year={2007}, volume={65 1}, pages={58-68} }