Journal article

GP attitudes to and expectations for providing personal genomic risk information to the public: a qualitative study.

Amelia K Smit, Ainsley J Newson, Louise Keogh, Megan Best, Kate Dunlop, Kylie Vuong, Judy Kirk, Phyllis Butow, Lyndal Trevena, Anne E Cust

BJGP Open | Published : 2019


Background: As part of a pilot randomised controlled trial examining the impact of personal melanoma genomic risk information on behavioural and psychosocial outcomes, GPs were sent a booklet containing their patient's genomic risk of melanoma. Aim: Using this booklet as an example of genomic risk information that might be offered on a population-level in the future, this study explored GP attitudes towards communicating genomic risk information and resources needed to support this process. Design & setting: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 22 Australian GPs. Method: The interviews were recorded and transcribed, and data were analysed thematically. Results: GPs in this sample b..

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