Journal article

Development of a risk assessment tool for women with a family history of breast cancer

D Braithwaite, S Sutton, J Mackay, J Stein, J Emery

CANCER DETECTION AND PREVENTION | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Innovative technologies that enable the collection of family history information and the assessment of breast cancer risk have a potential to enhance the quality of preventive care. We developed a computerized tool that supports stratification of breast cancer risk, genetic risk assessment in the clinical environment (GRACE). METHODS: In a preliminary evaluation of the tool's impact, we randomized women with a family history of breast cancer (n=72) to either use the GRACE tool or undergo risk counseling by a nurse specialist. RESULTS: There was no statistically significant differences between the GRACE and nurse counselling groups in risk perceptions (F=.03, P>.05) and cancer-rel..

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