Obtaining a genetic diagnosis in a child with disability: impact on parental quality of life.

@article{Lingen2016ObtainingAG,
  title={Obtaining a genetic diagnosis in a child with disability: impact on parental quality of life.},
  author={Michael Lingen and L Albers and M Borchers and Stephan Haass and Jutta Gaertner and Stefan E. Schr{\"o}der and Lauren Goldbeck and Ruediger von Kries and K. H. Brockmann and Birgit Zirn},
  journal={Clinical genetics},
  year={2016},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={
          258-66
        }
}
Recent progress in genetic testing has facilitated obtaining an etiologic diagnosis in children with developmental delay/intellectual disability (DD/ID) or multiple congenital anomalies (MCA) or both. Little is known about the benefits of diagnostic elucidation for affected families. We studied the impact of a genetic diagnosis on parental quality of life (QoL) using a validated semiquantitative questionnaire in families with a disabled child investigated by array-based comparative genomic… CONTINUE READING
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