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  1. Psychological and ethical considerations in screening for disease.

    Article, Congrès - En anglais

    Identification and management of heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Workshop. USA, 1992/07/20.

    Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.

    Serum cholesterol is a widely used screening test to detect persons at high risk for coronary artery disease, including those with familial hypercholesterolemia.

    However, universal screening of currently healthy persons is not without risk.

    Previous experience in screening for sickle cell anemia and hypertension has shown that these risks include misunderstanding of test results, misdiagnosis, labeling, stigmatization, and decreased psychological well-being.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Dépistage, Maladie, Homme, Epidémiologie, Ethique, Effet psychologique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical screening, Disease, Human, Epidemiology, Ethics, Psychological effect

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    Cote : 94-0026621

    Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.