Psychological response to prenatal genetic counseling and amniocentesis.

@article{Tercyak2001PsychologicalRT,
  title={Psychological response to prenatal genetic counseling and amniocentesis.},
  author={Kenneth P. Tercyak and Suzanne Bennett Johnson and Steven F. Roberts and Ana Cecilia Padr{\'o}n Cruz},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2001},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={
          73-84
        }
}
The purpose of the present study was to characterize the psychological status (attitudes toward selective abortion, perceived risk, comprehension, patient satisfaction, coping, and state anxiety) of pregnant women at increased risk for fetal genetic anomalies who were referred for prenatal genetic counseling and amniocentesis; to determine which of these factors would predict amniocentesis use; and to identify patient outcomes associated with counseling and testing. Participants were 129 women… CONTINUE READING
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