Psychosocial outcomes and counselee satisfaction following genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer: A patient-reported outcome study.

@article{Oberguggenberger2016PsychosocialOA,
  title={Psychosocial outcomes and counselee satisfaction following genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer: A patient-reported outcome study.},
  author={Anne Sophie Oberguggenberger and Monika Sztankay and Raphael Johannes Morscher and Barbara Sperner-Unterweger and Ingrid Weber and M Hubalek and Georg Kemmler and Johannes Zschocke and Caroline Martini and Daniel Egle and Martina D{\"u}nser and Eva M. Gamper and Verena Meraner},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2016},
  volume={89},
  pages={39-45}
}
OBJECTIVE We investigated the psychosocial consequences of genetic counseling and testing (GCT) for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) at follow-up in a "real-life" sample of counselees at an Austrian tertiary care center. METHODS The study cohort included counselees who had undergone genetic counseling for HBOC and completed a follow-up self-report questionnaire battery on psychosocial outcomes (quality of life, psychological distress, satisfaction with counseling and decisions… CONTINUE READING