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dc.contributorWichita State University. Department of Psychologyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMeissen, Gregory J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBerchek, Roxanna L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-29T16:34:53Z
dc.date.available2012-02-29T16:34:53Z
dc.date.issued1988-04en_US
dc.identifier2970219en_US
dc.identifier0364535en_US
dc.identifier.citationAmerican journal of community psychology. 1988 Apr; 16(2): 261-77.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0091-0562en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00912526en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/4661
dc.descriptionClick on the DOI link below to access the article (may not be free).en_US
dc.description.abstractHuntington's disease (HD) is a late onset, genetic disorder that is incurable and undetectable until the onset of symptoms. A marker for the gene that causes HD was recently discovered which will lead to a predictive test. The purpose of this research was to assess the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behavioral intentions concerning the impending predictive test by those at risk for HD. Results indicated that a majority of participants favored using the test presymptomatically and would encourage their adult children to use it as well. Fewer participants favored using the predictive test prenatally or on minors. Characteristics that best differentiated those who intend and do not intend to use predictive testing were identified and discussed. Suggestions for interventions were presented with an emphasis on outreach and prevention programs designed to prepare HD families for the difficult decisions the predictive test will precipitate and the subsequent impact of those decisions.en_US
dc.format.extent261-77en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLCen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAmerican Journal of Community Psychologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAm J Community Psycholen_US
dc.sourceNLMen_US
dc.subjectResearch Support, Non-U.S. Gov'ten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshGenetic Counselingen_US
dc.subject.meshGenetic Markersen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshHuntington Disease/geneticsen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMass Screeningen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen_US
dc.subject.meshPrenatal Diagnosisen_US
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshHuntington Disease/prevention & controlen_US
dc.titleIntentions to use predictive testing by those at risk for Huntington's disease: implications for preventionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.coverage.spacialUnited Statesen_US
dc.description.versionpeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 1988 Plenum Publishingen_US


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