Patients who attend genetic counseling appointments report high anxiety and varied satisfaction levels following their appointments. It has been suggested in previous literature that some of the increase in anxiety and reduction in satisfaction is caused by lack of prior information. Here, I investigated whether providing patients with a glossary of genetic terms prior to their counseling appointment improves patient satisfaction and reduces anxiety in an oncology genetic counseling appointment.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2018Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 24-27)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Biology