Quality assessment of genetic counseling process in the context of presymptomatic testing for late-onset disorders: a thematic analysis of three review articles.

@article{Paneque2012QualityAO,
  title={Quality assessment of genetic counseling process in the context of presymptomatic testing for late-onset disorders: a thematic analysis of three review articles.},
  author={Milena Paneque and Jorge Sequeiros and Heather Skirton},
  journal={Genetic testing and molecular biomarkers},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={
          36-45
        }
}
Presymptomatic testing (PST) is available for a range of late-onset disorders. Health practitioners generally follow guidelines regarding appropriate number of counseling sessions, involvement of multidisciplinary teams, topics for pretest discussion, and follow-up sessions; however, more understanding is needed about what helps consultands effectively and the impact of amount and quality of genetic counseling on the psychosocial sequelae of PST for late-onset disorders. We conducted a thematic… CONTINUE READING

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