How Do Partners Find out About the Risk of Huntington’s Disease in Couple Relationships?

  title={How Do Partners Find out About the Risk of Huntington’s Disease in Couple Relationships?},
  author={Karen Forrest Keenan and Sheila A. Simpson and Zosia Miedzybrodzka and David A. Alexander and June Semper},
  journal={Journal of Genetic Counseling},
Whilst a growing body of work has explored family communication about Huntington’s disease and how at-risk individuals learn about their risk, the experience of telling a partner and partners’ experiences of finding out about this potentially devastating hereditary illness have received little attention. This study describes the experiences of partners in finding out about Huntington’s disease and any impact on couple’s relationships/marriages. We undertook a thematic analysis of qualitative… 
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