Public attitudes towards preventive genomics and personal interest in genetic testing to prevent disease: a survey study.

@article{Vermeulen2014PublicAT,
  title={Public attitudes towards preventive genomics and personal interest in genetic testing to prevent disease: a survey study.},
  author={E G J Vermeulen and Lidewij Henneman and Carla G van El and Martina C Cornel},
  journal={European journal of public health},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={768-75}
}
BACKGROUND Genetic testing and family history assessment can be used as an aid in the prevention of common chronic diseases. The aim of this study was to determine public attitudes and interests towards offering genetic testing and family history-based risk assessment for common chronic disease prevention. METHODS Cross-sectional questionnaire survey of a consumer panel representative for the Dutch population. The questionnaire was sent to 1399 panel members, aged ≥ 18 years. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING
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