Genetic testing for cancer in children. Short-term psychological effect.

  title={Genetic testing for cancer in children. Short-term psychological effect.},
  author={A M Codori and G. M. van Petersen and Patricia Anne Boyd and Jason Brandt and Francis M. Giardiello},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  volume={150 11},
OBJECTIVE To study the psychological effect of genetic testing in children. DESIGN We evaluated the psychological effect of predictive genetic testing through surveys of children at risk for familial adenomatous polyposis. Their psychological state was assessed before testing and 3 months later. SETTING A research clinic. PARTICIPANTS A volunteer sample of 41 children, aged 6 to 16 years, and their parents. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Self-report inventories of depression, anxiety, behavior… CONTINUE READING
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