Use of an educational computer program before genetic counseling for breast cancer susceptibility: Effects on duration and content of counseling sessions

@article{Green2005UseOA,
  title={Use of an educational computer program before genetic counseling for breast cancer susceptibility: Effects on duration and content of counseling sessions},
  author={Michael J Green and Susan K. Peterson and Maria J Baker and Lois C. Friedman and Gregory R. Harper and Wendy S. Rubinstein and June A Peters and David T. Mauger},
  journal={Genetics in Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={7},
  pages={221-229}
}
Purpose: Patients seeking genetic testing for inherited breast cancer risk are typically educated by genetic counselors; however, the growing demand for cancer genetic testing will likely exceed the availability of counselors trained in this area. We compared the effectiveness of counseling alone versus counseling preceded by use of a computer-based decision aid among women referred to genetic counseling for a family or personal history of breast cancer.Methods: We developed and evaluated an… CONTINUE READING

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