Journal article

Informed choice and attitudes regarding a genomic test to predict risk of colorectal cancer in general practice.

Sibel Saya, Jennifer G McIntosh, Ingrid M Winship, Shakira Milton, Mark Clendenning, Mary Kyriakides, Jasmeen Oberoi, Daniel D Buchanan, Mark A Jenkins, Jon D Emery

Patient Educ Couns | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: A genomic test to predict personal risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) that targets screening and could be feasibly implemented in primary care. We explored informed decision-making and attitudes towards genomic testing in this setting. METHODS: A CRC genomic test was offered to 150 general practice patients with brief discussion of its implications. We measured informed choice about the test, consisting knowledge, attitudes and test uptake. Sixteen purposively-sampled participants were interviewed. RESULTS: Of 150, 142 (95%) completed the informed choice measure and of 27 invited, 16 (59%) completed an interview. 73% made an informed choice about the test. Interviews revealed that pa..

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