Lay Perceptions of Predictive Testing for Diabetes Based on DNA Test Results Versus Family History Assessment: A Focus Group Study
Dondorp, Wybo J
Timmermans, Danielle Rm
Cornel, Martina C
BMC public health 2011 July 5; 11: 535
This study assessed lay perceptions of issues related to predictive genetic testing for multifactorial diseases. These perceived issues may differ from the "classic" issues, e.g. autonomy, discrimination, and psychological harm that are considered important in predictive testing for monogenic disorders. In this study, type 2 diabetes was used as an example, and perceptions with regard to predictive testing based on DNA test results and family history assessment were compared.
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