Individuals' experiences of, and responses to, a negative genetic test result for familial hypercholesterolaemia.

@article{Hilgart2013IndividualsEO,
  title={Individuals' experiences of, and responses to, a negative genetic test result for familial hypercholesterolaemia.},
  author={Jennifer Hilgart and Jenny Mercer and Kathryn J. Thirlaway},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={339-49}
}
This study aimed to explore the responses of individuals who have undergone genetic testing for familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) where no genetic mutation has been identified. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 11 patients and interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) was employed. This article describes three inter-related themes: 'feeling in limbo', 'exploring causes of raised cholesterol' and 'contradictions in talk about diet'. Although participants generally adhered to… CONTINUE READING

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