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Factors in decision making following genetic counseling for pre-natal diagnosis of de novo chromosomal rearrangements.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16712701     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective survey of genetic counselors was conducted in order to identify practice patterns and factors that influence a patient's decision making when a de novo translocation is diagnosed pre-natally. Different variables that influence patients' decisions about pregnancy management were assessed and compared. Specifically, the type of rearrangement and/or knowledge of the breakpoints, risks provided for abnormal outcome, anxiety, fetal ultrasound findings and personal reasons for parental decisions were evaluated. Our findings suggest that patient anxiety level significantly predicts pregnancy management decisions. This information may be of benefit in identifying potential areas of education for genetic counselors as well as other health care providers.
R Wallerstein; V Strmen; J Durcan; S White; A Bar-Lev; J Pruski-Clark; D Wallerstein; J McCarrier; S Twersky
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical genetics     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0009-9163     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Genet.     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-22     Completed Date:  2007-10-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253664     Medline TA:  Clin Genet     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  497-503     Citation Subset:  IM    
Genetics Services, Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced
Decision Making*
Genetic Counseling* / psychology
Prenatal Diagnosis* / psychology
Risk Assessment
Translocation, Genetic*

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