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Delivering information about cancer genetics via letter to patients at low and moderate risk of familial cancer: A pilot study in Wales

Phelps, C., Platt, K., France, L., Gray, Jonathon and Iredale, R. 2002. Delivering information about cancer genetics via letter to patients at low and moderate risk of familial cancer: A pilot study in Wales. Familial Cancer 3 (1) , pp. 55-59. 10.1023/B:FAME.0000026838.92085.ec

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Abstract

Increasing demands upon specialist cancer genetics services have resulted in a need to explore alternative means of delivering genetic risk information to individuals at low-risk of familial cancer. This pilot study investigates patient satisfaction with a letter to low and moderate risk individuals notifying them of their risk. Sixty-six people completed a questionnaire designed to measure satisfaction with the way they had been notified of their cancer risk. Two key findings emerge from the data: first of all, whilst many respondents indicated overall satisfaction with the risk letter, a substantial number wanted more information about their risk; and secondly, low-risk individuals in this study are less reassured by and less satisfied with the risk letter than those at moderate risk. The optimal service provision for delivery of genetic risk information is likely to be one which can best respond to individual differences in information-seeking, distress and risk comprehension. There is a need therefore, for a randomised control trial to compare the effectiveness of a risk notification letter with more traditional telephone risk counselling and the implications of each mode of delivery upon the resources of specialist cancer genetics services.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1389-9600
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:05
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/72702

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