Effect of genetic testing for risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus on health behaviors and outcomes: study rationale, development and design

@inproceedings{Cho2012EffectOG,
  title={Effect of genetic testing for risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus on health behaviors and outcomes: study rationale, development and design},
  author={Alex H Cho and Ley A. Killeya-Jones and Julianne M O'Daniel and Kensaku Kawamoto and Patrick C. Gallagher and Susanne B. Haga and Joseph E. Lucas and Gloria M Trujillo and Scott Joy and Geoffrey S. Ginsburg},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes is a prevalent chronic condition globally that results in extensive morbidity, decreased quality of life, and increased health services utilization. Lifestyle changes can prevent the development of diabetes, but require patient engagement. Genetic risk testing might represent a new tool to increase patients' motivation for lifestyle changes. Here we describe the rationale, development, and design of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) assessing the clinical and… CONTINUE READING
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