Long-term outcomes of genetic counseling in women at increased risk of developing hereditary breast cancer Meiser, Bettina en_US Butow, P.N. en_US Barratt, Alex L. en_US Schnieden, Vivienne en_US Gattas, Gattas en_US Kirk, Judy en_US Gaff, Clara en_US Suthers, Graeme en_US Tucker, Kathy en_US 2021-11-25T13:05:47Z 2021-11-25T13:05:47Z 2001 en_US
dc.description.abstract This multicenter study evaluated the impact of genetic counseling in 218 women at risk of developing hereditary breast cancer. Women were assessed prior to counseling and 12-month post-counseling using self-administered, mailed questionnaires. Compared to baseline, breast cancer genetics knowledge was increased significantly at follow-up, and greater increases in knowledge were associated with educational level. Breast cancer anxiety decreased significantly from baseline to follow-up, and these decreases were associated with improvements in perceived risk. A significant decrease in clinical breast examination was observed at the 12-month follow-up. Findings suggest that women with a family history of breast cancer benefit from attending familial cancer clinics as it leads to increases in breast cancer genetics knowledge and decreases in breast cancer anxiety. The lowered rates of clinical breast examination indicate that the content of genetic counseling may need to be reviewed to ensure that women receive and take away the right message. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0738-3991 en_US
dc.language English
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dc.title Long-term outcomes of genetic counseling in women at increased risk of developing hereditary breast cancer en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Medicine & Health
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 3 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Patient Education and Counseling en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 215-225 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 44 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Meiser, Bettina, Prince of Wales Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Butow, P.N. en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Barratt, Alex L. en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Schnieden, Vivienne en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Gattas, Gattas en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Kirk, Judy en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Gaff, Clara en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Suthers, Graeme en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Tucker, Kathy en_US Clinical School Prince of Wales Hospital *
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