Long-term psychosocial and behavioral adjustment in individuals receiving genetic test results in Lynch syndrome.

@article{Esplen2015LongtermPA,
  title={Long-term psychosocial and behavioral adjustment in individuals receiving genetic test results in Lynch syndrome.},
  author={Mary Jane Esplen and J M Wong and Melyssa D. Aronson and Kate Butler and Heidi Rothenmund and Kara M Semotiuk and Lisa Madlensky and Cliford Way and Ed Dicks and J. Green and Steven Gallinger},
  journal={Clinical genetics},
  year={2015},
  volume={87 6},
  pages={525-32}
}
A cross-sectional study of 155 participants who underwent genetic testing for Lynch syndrome (LS) examined long-term psychosocial and behavioral outcomes. Participants completed standardized measures of perceived risk, psychosocial functioning, knowledge, and a questionnaire of screening activities. Participants were on average 47.3 years and had undergone testing a mean of 5.5 years prior. Eighty four (54%) tested positive for a LS mutation and 71 (46%) negative. For unaffected carriers… CONTINUE READING
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