Predictive genetics in primary care: Expectations for the motivational impact of genetic testing affects the importance family physicians place on screening for familial cancer risk

@article{Gramling2003PredictiveGI,
  title={Predictive genetics in primary care: Expectations for the motivational impact of genetic testing affects the importance family physicians place on screening for familial cancer risk},
  author={Robert E Gramling and J Madeleine Nash and Karen Siren and L. M. Culpepper},
  journal={Genetics in Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={5},
  pages={172-175}
}
Purpose: To investigate whether the importance family physicians place on familial cancer-risk screening is influenced by expectations for the motivational impact of a high-risk genetic test result.Methods: Mailed survey of the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians.Results: Respondents expected patients would increase pursuit of screening for cancer (99.6%) and other diseases (89.9%), quit smoking (93.6%), and improve diet/exercise (92.5%). The degree of motivational effect was… CONTINUE READING
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