Communication Aid for genetic counselling consultations for women at high risk of breast cancer

This project has produced a communication aid to facilitate the communication of risk to women from high risk breast cancer families attending a genetic counseling consultation. The aid is in booklet form, includes text and graphics, and is used interactively in the consultation. A pilot study has shown that the aid is regarded as helpful by both women and geneticists/genetic counselors, does not increase anxiety, and may improve recall, risk perception and understanding.

Investigators: Phyllis Butow, Alex Barratt, Kathy Tucker, Judy Kirk, Alison Moore, David Butt, Liz Lobb.

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