The Effect of BRCA Gene Testing on Family Relationships: A Thematic Analysis of Qualitative Interviews

@article{Douglas2009TheEO,
  title={The Effect of BRCA Gene Testing on Family Relationships: A Thematic Analysis of Qualitative Interviews},
  author={Heather Douglas and Rebekah J. Hamilton and Robin E. Grubs},
  journal={Journal of Genetic Counseling},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={418-435}
}
Discovery of mutations in the breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 can have emotional consequences for both the tested individual and his or her relatives. This secondary analysis study investigated how BRCA testing impacts family dynamics and relationships. For the original study, a grounded theory inquiry, participants were recruited from a hereditary breast/ovarian cancer syndrome support website and open-ended interviews were performed asking about individual and… CONTINUE READING
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