Journal article

Women's views of consultations about familial risk of breast cancer in primary care.

Gunn E Grande, Fawzia Hyland, Fiona M Walter, Ann Louise Kinmonth

Patient Education and Counseling | Published : 2002

Abstract

Developments within genetic testing may increase demands on general practitioners to advise about family history of breast cancer (FHBC). This descriptive, qualitative study, investigated women's views of GP consultations about FHBC and their context. Participants were women from the general population who had experienced a primary care consultation in which FHBC was mentioned, as reported by the practitioner. Information about women's views of consultation context was obtained from 72 telephone interviews. More in-depth information about context and women's evaluations of FHBC consultations were obtained from a sub-sample of 20 face to face interviews. FHBC was rarely the main focus of cons..

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