Sociocultural influences on participation in genetic risk assessment and testing among African American women.

@article{Hughes2003SocioculturalIO,
  title={Sociocultural influences on participation in genetic risk assessment and testing among African American women.},
  author={Chanita Hughes and Grace Ann Fasaye and V Holland LaSalle and Clinton Finch},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2003},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={107-14}
}
The objectives of this observational study were to describe the associations between cultural beliefs and values and participation in genetic risk assessment and testing among African American women at high risk for having a BRCA1 or BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) gene alteration. Subjects were 28 high-risk women who self-referred to a genetic counseling and testing research program. Overall, 61% subjects received BRCA1/2 test results and 39% declined. Mean levels of fatalistic beliefs about cancer and future… CONTINUE READING

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