Genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility : Awareness and interest among women in the general population.
Previous research has suggested that demand for genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility may be quite high, even among those at relatively low risk of carrying a mutation.
This study examined the extent to which a group of female HMO enrollees were aware of the discovery of the BRCA1 gene and, without having received detailed information about the test, whether they would be interested in being tested to find out if they have the gene.
Factors associated with awareness of and interest in testing were also examined.
Four hundred seventy-three women age 50 and over, almost all of whom did not have an increased risk of breast cancer based on family history, were surveyed by telephone.
Fifty-one percent of respondents had heard about the discovery of a breast cancer gene.
In logistic regression analysis, women who described themselves as comfortable financially, had at least some college education, and were premenopausal were more likely to have heard of the gene discovery than women who were not comfortable financially, had no more than a high school education, and were postmenopausal.
Sixty-nine percent of the respondents said that they would be interested in being tested to find out if they had a breast cancer gene. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Prédisposition, Dépistage, Mammographie, Génétique, Attitude, Statut socioéconomique, Age, Etude statistique, Education, Conseil, Adulte, Homme, Femelle, Caroline du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Glande mammaire pathologie, Gène BRCA1
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Predisposition, Medical screening, Mammography, Genetics, Attitude, Socioeconomic status, Age, Statistical study, Education, Council, Adult, Human, Female, North Carolina, United States, North America, America, Mammary gland diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0147668
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 21/05/1997.