B Meiser

Summary

Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Attitudes toward genetic testing for cancer risk after genetic counseling and decision support: a qualitative comparison between hereditary cancer types
    Claire E Wakefield
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia
    Genet Test 11:401-11. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Psychological impact of genetic testing for adult-onset disorders. An update for clinicians
    B Meiser
    Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 172:126-9. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Misperceptions of ovarian cancer risk in women at increased risk for hereditary ovarian cancer
    Bettina Meiser
    Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Australia
    Fam Cancer 13:153-62. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Cluster randomized controlled trial of a psycho-educational intervention for people with a family history of depression for use in general practice
    Bettina Meiser
    Psychosocial Research Group, Prince of Wales Clinical School, The University of New Sourth Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 13:325. 2013
  5. pmc How should we discuss genetic testing with women newly diagnosed with breast cancer? Design and implementation of a randomized controlled trial of two models of delivering education about treatment-focused genetic testing to younger women newly diagnosed
    Kaaren J Watts
    Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, High Street, Randwick, NSW, Australia
    BMC Cancer 12:320. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Psychosocial factors and uptake of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy in women at high risk for ovarian cancer
    Bettina Meiser
    Psychosocial Research Group, Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital Randwick, Dickinson 3, Randwick, NSW, 2031, Australia
    Fam Cancer 12:101-9. 2013
  7. doi request reprint There is no decision to make: experiences and attitudes toward treatment-focused genetic testing among women diagnosed with ovarian cancer
    B Meiser
    Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Gynecol Oncol 124:153-7. 2012
  8. doi request reprint To know or not to know: an update of the literature on the psychological and behavioral impact of genetic testing for Alzheimer disease risk
    Belinda Rahman
    Psychosocial Research Group, Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Sydney, Australia
    Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 16:935-42. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Getting to the point: what women newly diagnosed with breast cancer want to know about treatment-focused genetic testing
    Bettina Meiser
    Department of Medical Oncology at Prince of Wales Hospital, Prince of Wales Clinical School at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Oncol Nurs Forum 39:E101-11. 2012
  10. pmc Evaluation of a decision aid for prenatal testing of fetal abnormalities: a cluster randomised trial [ISRCTN22532458]
    Cate Nagle
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia
    BMC Public Health 6:96. 2006

Detail Information

Publications91

  1. doi request reprint Attitudes toward genetic testing for cancer risk after genetic counseling and decision support: a qualitative comparison between hereditary cancer types
    Claire E Wakefield
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia
    Genet Test 11:401-11. 2007
    ..Eliciting patients' perceived pros and cons during genetic counseling is likely to be a valuable tool for improving patient care. This data also provides an improved evidence base for the development of patient education tools...
  2. ncbi request reprint Psychological impact of genetic testing for adult-onset disorders. An update for clinicians
    B Meiser
    Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 172:126-9. 2000
    ..The psychological impact of genetic testing depends more on pretest psychological distress than the test result itself...
  3. ncbi request reprint Misperceptions of ovarian cancer risk in women at increased risk for hereditary ovarian cancer
    Bettina Meiser
    Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Australia
    Fam Cancer 13:153-62. 2014
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Cluster randomized controlled trial of a psycho-educational intervention for people with a family history of depression for use in general practice
    Bettina Meiser
    Psychosocial Research Group, Prince of Wales Clinical School, The University of New Sourth Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 13:325. 2013
    ..The intervention will also incorporate a risk assessment tool. The content and delivery of the intervention will be pilot-tested...
  5. pmc How should we discuss genetic testing with women newly diagnosed with breast cancer? Design and implementation of a randomized controlled trial of two models of delivering education about treatment-focused genetic testing to younger women newly diagnosed
    Kaaren J Watts
    Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, High Street, Randwick, NSW, Australia
    BMC Cancer 12:320. 2012
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Psychosocial factors and uptake of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy in women at high risk for ovarian cancer
    Bettina Meiser
    Psychosocial Research Group, Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital Randwick, Dickinson 3, Randwick, NSW, 2031, Australia
    Fam Cancer 12:101-9. 2013
    ..These results suggest that women at high risk for ovarian cancer make decisions about RRSO based on risk and individual socio-demographic characteristics, rather than in response to psychological factors such as anxiety...
  7. doi request reprint There is no decision to make: experiences and attitudes toward treatment-focused genetic testing among women diagnosed with ovarian cancer
    B Meiser
    Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Gynecol Oncol 124:153-7. 2012
    ..This qualitative study aimed to assess women's attitudes and experiences toward treatment-focused genetic testing (TFGT)...
  8. doi request reprint To know or not to know: an update of the literature on the psychological and behavioral impact of genetic testing for Alzheimer disease risk
    Belinda Rahman
    Psychosocial Research Group, Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Sydney, Australia
    Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 16:935-42. 2012
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Getting to the point: what women newly diagnosed with breast cancer want to know about treatment-focused genetic testing
    Bettina Meiser
    Department of Medical Oncology at Prince of Wales Hospital, Prince of Wales Clinical School at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Oncol Nurs Forum 39:E101-11. 2012
    ..To identify young women's information preferences regarding treatment-focused genetic testing (TFGT) and to develop and evaluate a novel educational resource...
  10. pmc Evaluation of a decision aid for prenatal testing of fetal abnormalities: a cluster randomised trial [ISRCTN22532458]
    Cate Nagle
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia
    BMC Public Health 6:96. 2006
    ..This study aims to test whether a decision aid for prenatal testing of fetal abnormalities, when compared to a pamphlet, improves women's informed decision-making and decreases decisional conflict...
  11. pmc Exploring general practitioners' experience of informing women about prenatal screening tests for foetal abnormalities: a qualitative focus group study
    Cate Nagle
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Vic, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:114. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to explore GPs experience of informing women of prenatal genetic screening tests for foetal abnormality...
  12. ncbi request reprint International perspectives on genetic counseling and testing for breast cancer risk
    Bettina Meiser
    Psychosocial Research Group, Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Dickinson 3, Randwick, NSW, Australia
    Breast Dis 27:109-25. 2006
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Attitudes towards childbearing, causal attributions for bipolar disorder and psychological distress: a study of families with multiple cases of bipolar disorder
    Bettina Meiser
    Psychosocial Research Group, Prince of Wales Hospital, NSW, Australia
    Psychol Med 37:1601-11. 2007
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Implications of genetic risk information in families with a high density of bipolar disorder: an exploratory study
    Bettina Meiser
    Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Sydney NSW 2031, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 60:109-18. 2005
    ..Results suggest that families with bipolar disorder are likely to benefit psychologically from information about the genetic basis of bipolar disorder...
  15. ncbi request reprint Psychological impact of genetic testing for hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer
    B Meiser
    Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, and School of Psychiatry, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia
    Clin Genet 66:502-11. 2004
    ..99; p < 0.001). These data indicate that predictive genetic testing for HNPCC leads to psychological benefits amongst non-carriers, and no adverse psychological outcomes were observed amongst carriers...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer screening in men with a family history of prostate cancer: the role of partners in influencing men's screening uptake
    Bettina Meiser
    Psychosocial Research Group, Department Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
    Urology 70:738-42. 2007
    ..To assess the role of the partners, as well as other sociodemographic and psychological factors, in influencing prostate cancer screening uptake among men with a family history of prostate cancer...
  17. ncbi request reprint Psychological adjustment and knowledge about hereditary hemochromatosis in a clinic-based sample: a prospective study
    Bettina Meiser
    Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    J Genet Couns 14:453-63. 2005
    ..Results also show that patients may benefit from strategies aimed at improving recall of genetic testing results...
  18. ncbi request reprint Psychological impact of genetic testing for cancer susceptibility: an update of the literature
    Bettina Meiser
    Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Psychooncology 14:1060-74. 2005
    ..As genetic testing is becoming available for other types of familial cancer, additional investigations will be needed as there is evidence to suggest that the impact of genetic testing may be unique to each type of familial cancer...
  19. ncbi request reprint What is the impact of genetic counselling in women at increased risk of developing hereditary breast cancer? A meta-analytic review
    Bettina Meiser
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonard, NSW, Sydney, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 54:1463-70. 2002
    ..Future studies are likely to lead to more comprehensive assessments if additional emotional, cognitive and behavioural outcomes are included in the assessment...
  20. pmc Genetic counselling and testing for inherited gene mutations in newly diagnosed patients with breast cancer: a review of the existing literature and a proposed research agenda
    Bettina Meiser
    Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
    Breast Cancer Res 10:216. 2008
    ....
  21. pmc Cultural aspects of cancer genetics: setting a research agenda
    B Meiser
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Block 4, Level 5, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Sydney, Australia
    J Med Genet 38:425-9. 2001
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Psychological impact of prophylactic oophorectomy in women at increased risk for ovarian cancer
    B Meiser
    Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital, NSW, Sydney, Australia
    Psychooncology 9:496-503. 2000
    ..This exploratory study suggests that prophylactic oophorectomy is a psychologically acceptable risk reduction strategy in high-risk women...
  23. ncbi request reprint Psychological impact of genetic testing in women from high-risk breast cancer families
    B Meiser
    Prince of Wales Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW, Australia
    Eur J Cancer 38:2025-31. 2002
    ..Women testing positive may anticipate a sustained increase in breast cancer distress following disclosure, although no other adverse psychological outcomes were observed in this group...
  24. doi request reprint Assessment of the content and process of genetic counseling: a critical review of empirical studies
    Bettina Meiser
    Psychosocial Research Group, Level 3, Dickinson Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, 2031, Australia
    J Genet Couns 17:434-51. 2008
    ..Findings from these studies should be used as an evidence base for teaching and continuing education of genetic counseling providers...
  25. ncbi request reprint Attitudes to prophylactic surgery and chemoprevention in Australian women at increased risk for breast cancer
    B Meiser
    Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick New South Wales 2031, Sydney, Australia
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 12:769-78. 2003
    ..Data on the attitudes to prophylactic strategies of high-risk women who have not attended specialist clinics are needed to ascertain the need for patient education and provide the basis for planning of support services...
  26. pmc Psychological impact of genetic testing for Huntington's disease: an update of the literature
    B Meiser
    Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW 2031, Sydney, Australia
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 69:574-8. 2000
    ..The impact of testing on people in settings where less intensive counselling protocols and eligibility criteria are used is unknown, and genetic testing is therefore best offered as part of comprehensive specialist counselling...
  27. doi request reprint Attitudes to genetic testing in families with multiple cases of bipolar disorder
    Bettina Meiser
    Psychosocial Research Group, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Australia
    Genet Test 12:233-43. 2008
    ..This study assesses interest in genetic testing for gene variations associated with bipolar disorder and associated information needs...
  28. pmc Communication and information-giving in high-risk breast cancer consultations: influence on patient outcomes
    E A Lobb
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, Department of Psychological Medicine, The University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2006, Australia
    Br J Cancer 90:321-7. 2004
    ..Greater use of supportive and counselling communications appeared to increase anxiety about breast cancer. Identifying methods to assist consultants to address emotional issues effectively may be helpful...
  29. ncbi request reprint Knowledge of risk management strategies, and information and risk management preferences of women at increased risk for ovarian cancer
    K Tiller
    Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Psychooncology 14:249-61. 2005
    ..Women who reported a lower level of education (no post-school qualifications) may be most likely to benefit from additional educational strategies designed to supplement genetic counseling to improve their knowledge levels...
  30. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of a decision aid for women at increased risk of ovarian cancer
    K Tiller
    Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Med Decis Making 26:360-72. 2006
    ..To carry out a randomized controlled trial of a decision aid for women at increased risk of developing ovarian cancer to facilitate decision making regarding risk management options...
  31. pmc Tailoring communication in consultations with women from high risk breast cancer families
    E A Lobb
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Br J Cancer 87:502-8. 2002
    ..Methods to facilitate assessment of psychological morbidity are needed to allow more tailored communication...
  32. pmc Making hard choices easier: a prospective, multicentre study to assess the efficacy of a fertility-related decision aid in young women with early-stage breast cancer
    M Peate
    Prince of Wales Clinical School, University of NSW, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
    Br J Cancer 106:1053-61. 2012
    ..Women need to be informed about interventions to retain fertility before chemotherapy so as to make good quality decisions. This study aimed to prospectively evaluate the efficacy of a fertility-related decision aid (DA)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcomes of genetic counseling in women at increased risk of developing hereditary breast cancer
    B Meiser
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Block 4, Level 5, Royal North Shore Hospital, St. Leonards, NSW 2065, Sydney, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 44:215-25. 2001
    ..The lowered rates of clinical breast examination indicate that the content of genetic counseling may need to be reviewed to ensure that women receive and take away the right message...
  34. doi request reprint A prospective study assessing anxiety, depression and maternal-fetal attachment in women using PGD
    J C Karatas
    Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Hum Reprod 26:148-56. 2011
    ..PGD has been described in previous cross-sectional and retrospective studies as a stressful experience. No prospective studies of the psychological impact of PGD are currently available...
  35. doi request reprint Psychological impact of preimplantation genetic diagnosis: a review of the literature
    J C Karatas
    Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Reprod Biomed Online 20:83-91. 2010
    ..The paper concludes that the missing link in the literature is a prospective study of PGD using validated psychological scales. Suggestions for future research are provided...
  36. doi request reprint Are we being overly cautious? A qualitative inquiry into the experiences and perceptions of treatment-focused germline BRCA genetic testing amongst women recently diagnosed with breast cancer
    E Zilliacus
    Psychosocial Research Group, Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 20:2949-58. 2012
    ..However, concern has been raised that offering TFGT at this time may overly increase psychological burden. This study aimed to qualitatively explore women's attitudes and experiences of TFGT...
  37. pmc Skin cancer screening behaviours among individuals with a strong family history of malignant melanoma
    N A Kasparian
    School of Women s and Children s Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW 2052, Australia
    Br J Cancer 103:1502-9. 2010
    ..This study examined the prevalence and correlates of skin cancer screening behaviours among individuals at high risk of developing melanoma due to strong family history...
  38. ncbi request reprint Toward cultural competence in cancer genetic counseling and genetics education: lessons learned from Chinese-Australians
    Kristine Barlow-Stewart
    Center for Genetics Education, Bldg 36, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Australia
    Genet Med 8:24-32. 2006
    ..In societies such as Australia with a strong multicultural makeup, culturally determined attitudes to genetics, testing, and counseling may be incompatible with current genetics service provision...
  39. doi request reprint Predictors of psychological distress among individuals with a strong family history of malignant melanoma
    N A Kasparian
    Psychosocial Research Group, Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Australia
    Clin Genet 73:121-31. 2008
    ..Participants do not contemplate their melanoma risk in isolation, but evaluate their risk vis-à-vis the experiences of their relatives...
  40. ncbi request reprint A comparison of community, clinician, and patient preferences for naming a cancer-related mutation
    C E Wakefield
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia
    Clin Genet 71:140-7. 2007
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Psychological impact of prophylactic oophorectomy in women at increased risk of developing ovarian cancer: a prospective study
    K Tiller
    Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Gynecol Oncol 86:212-9. 2002
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Fertility- and menopause-related information needs of younger women with a diagnosis of early breast cancer
    B Thewes
    Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia
    J Clin Oncol 23:5155-65. 2005
    ..This multicenter study aimed to investigate fertility- and menopause-related information needs among young women with a diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer...
  43. ncbi request reprint Psychological adjustment among partners of women at high risk of developing breast/ovarian cancer
    Shab Mireskandari
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Genet Med 9:311-20. 2007
    ..The aim of the current research was to characterize psychological adjustment among partners of women at high risk of developing breast/ovarian cancer and to explore the relationship between women's and partners' adjustment...
  44. doi request reprint Psychological adjustment, knowledge and unmet information needs in women undergoing PGD
    J C Karatas
    Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2065, Australia
    Hum Reprod 25:1481-9. 2010
    ..To date, neither of these issues has been explored empirically. To address this, we assessed mood and information-seeking behavior in a sample of women entering PGD...
  45. doi request reprint Issues faced by unaffected men with a family history of prostate cancer: a multidisciplinary overview
    C E Wakefield
    Psychosocial Research Group, Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Australia
    J Urol 180:38-46; discussion 46. 2008
    ....
  46. doi request reprint Women's experience of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis: a qualitative study
    J C Karatas
    Northern Clinical School, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Prenat Diagn 30:771-7. 2010
    ..To provide an in-depth account of the experience of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)...
  47. ncbi request reprint Anticipated uptake of genetic testing for familial melanoma in an Australian sample: An exploratory study
    Nadine A Kasparian
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Psychooncology 16:69-78. 2007
    ..The potential role of genetic testing in families with an inherited pattern of melanoma is a complex issue, and yet limited data exist on perceptions of predictive genetic testing for mutations among individuals at high risk of melanoma...
  48. ncbi request reprint Better the devil you know? High-risk individuals' anticipated psychological responses to genetic testing for melanoma susceptibility
    Nadine A Kasparian
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Genet Couns 15:433-47. 2006
    ..The present study aimed to explore anticipated emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and familial responses to hypothetical genetic testing for melanoma susceptibility...
  49. ncbi request reprint A decision aid for women at increased risk for ovarian cancer
    K Tiller
    Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 13:15-22. 2003
    ..A randomized controlled trial of this type of educational material will provide timely and much needed evidence on its acceptability and efficacy...
  50. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the Impact of Event Scale amongst women at increased risk for hereditary breast cancer
    B Thewes
    Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Psychooncology 10:459-68. 2001
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Psychological impact of genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility in women of Ashkenazi Jewish background: a prospective study
    Lesley Andrews
    Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW 2031, Sydney, Australia
    Genet Test 8:240-7. 2004
    ..37, p = 0.018) and 12 months (z = -3.06, p = 0.002) post-notification compared to baseline. Genetic testing for mutations common in Ashkenazi Jewish women with result disclosure does not lead to adverse psychological outcomes...
  52. doi request reprint Issues concerning feedback about genetic testing and risk of depression
    Kay Wilhelm
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, and Black Dog Institute, Sydney, Australia
    Br J Psychiatry 194:404-10. 2009
    ..Research in genes related to risk of depression leads to the question of how this information is received by individuals...
  53. ncbi request reprint Impact of familial adenomatous polyposis on young adults: attitudes toward genetic testing, support, and information needs
    Lesley Andrews
    Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Genet Med 8:697-703. 2006
    ..The study assessed views concerning genetic testing and information and support needs among young adults aged 18 to 35 years with a diagnosis of or at risk of developing familial adenomatous polyposis...
  54. ncbi request reprint Understanding community beliefs of Chinese-Australians about cancer: initial insights using an ethnographic approach
    Soo See Yeo
    Centre for Culture and Health, University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, Sydney, Australia
    Psychooncology 14:174-86. 2005
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Impact of familial adenomatous polyposis on young adults: quality of life outcomes
    L Andrews
    Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Dis Colon Rectum 50:1306-15. 2007
    ..This study used a novel questionnaire to assess quality of life and psychologic adjustment among young adults aged 18 to 35 years with a diagnosis of, or at risk of, developing familial adenomatous polyposis...
  56. doi request reprint Skin cancer-related prevention and screening behaviors: a review of the literature
    Nadine A Kasparian
    School of Women s and Children s Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW, Australia
    J Behav Med 32:406-28. 2009
    ..It is also recommended that specific targeted interventions are developed to increase the prevalence of preventative and early intervention behaviors for the control of skin cancer...
  57. doi request reprint Community attitudes towards mental health interventions for healthy people on the basis of genetic susceptibility
    Alex Wilde
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Black Dog Institute Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hospital Road, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 43:1070-6. 2009
    ..It also evaluated endorsement of genetic and environmental causal attributions of mental illness...
  58. doi request reprint Predictive and diagnostic genetic testing in psychiatry
    Philip B Mitchell
    School of Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital, University of New South Wales, Randwick, Sydney, NSW 2031, Australia
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 33:225-43. 2010
    ..Finally, recommendations on the future development and availability of genetic tests in psychiatry are provided...
  59. ncbi request reprint Attitudes toward organ donation and donor behavior: a review of the international literature
    Claire E Wakefield
    Department of Medical Oncology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Australia
    Prog Transplant 20:380-91. 2010
    ..To conduct a systematic review of published research that assessed the predictors of attitudes toward deceased organ donation, willingness to donate, and donor behavior...
  60. doi request reprint Time perspective in hereditary cancer: psychometric properties of a short form of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory in a community and clinical sample
    Claire E Wakefield
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
    Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 14:617-27. 2010
    ....
  61. doi request reprint Predictive and diagnostic genetic testing in psychiatry
    Philip B Mitchell
    School of Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital, University of New South Wales, Randwick, Sydney, NSW 2031, Australia
    Clin Lab Med 30:829-46. 2010
    ..Finally, recommendations on the future development and availability of genetic tests in psychiatry are provided...
  62. doi request reprint The fertility-related concerns, needs and preferences of younger women with breast cancer: a systematic review
    Michelle Peate
    Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Australia
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 116:215-23. 2009
    ..Young women with early breast cancer have specific fertility- and menopause-related needs and concerns, which are commonly not adequately addressed or discussed prior to commencing adjuvant therapy...
  63. ncbi request reprint What survival benefits do premenopausal patients with early breast cancer need to make endocrine therapy worthwhile?
    Belinda Thewes
    Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, Australia
    Lancet Oncol 6:581-8. 2005
    ..We aimed to quantify the survival gains that premenopausal patients with early-stage breast cancer require to justify the side-effects and inconvenience of adjuvant endocrine treatments...
  64. ncbi request reprint Development and pilot testing of two decision aids for individuals considering genetic testing for cancer risk
    Claire E Wakefield
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Genet Couns 16:325-39. 2007
    ..The perceived impact of the decision aids on participants' emotions and understanding of genetic testing were assessed. Limitations of the study and future directions are discussed...
  65. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of a decision aid for women considering genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer risk
    Claire E Wakefield
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 107:289-301. 2008
    ..To measure the effectiveness of a tailored decision aid (DA) designed to help women make informed decisions about genetic testing for breast/ovarian cancer risk...
  66. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the needs and concerns of partners of women at high risk of developing breast/ovarian cancer
    Shab Mireskandari
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Psychooncology 15:96-108. 2006
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint High- and average-risk individuals' beliefs about, and perceptions of, malignant melanoma: an Australian perspective
    Nadine A Kasparian
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Australia
    Psychooncology 17:270-9. 2008
    ..The data provide preliminary evidence for the importance of identifying misconceptions that may impede informed decision-making about genetic testing for melanoma risk...
  68. ncbi request reprint Assessment of psychosocial outcomes in genetic counseling research: an overview of available measurement scales
    Nadine A Kasparian
    Psychosocial Research Group, Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Level 3 Dickinson Building, 2031, Randwick, Australia
    J Genet Couns 16:693-712. 2007
    ..e. the specific aspect of the genetic counseling experience to be studied), and the science underlying the scale (e.g. theoretical framework, psychometric properties)...
  69. ncbi request reprint Differences in individual approaches: communication in the familial breast cancer consultation and the effect on patient outcomes
    Elizabeth A Lobb
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, Department of Psychology, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Genet Couns 14:43-53. 2005
    ..Communication skills may be a useful area to explore further in this field...
  70. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of the Threatening Medical Situations Inventory in individuals considering genetic testing for cancer risk
    Claire E Wakefield
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 69:29-38. 2007
    ..To assess the psychometric properties of the Threatening Medical Situations Inventory (TMSI) in a community sample (Study 1), and to examine its usefulness in individuals with a strong family history of cancer (Study 2)...
  71. ncbi request reprint Optimising clinical practice in cancer genetics with cultural competence: lessons to be learned from ethnographic research with Chinese-Australians
    Maurice Eisenbruch
    Centre for Culture and Health, University of New South Wales, New South Wales 2052, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 59:235-48. 2004
    ..Further ethnographic studies are needed, focusing on the Chinese groups who do not attend the clinic and those with lower acculturation and educational levels...
  72. doi request reprint A randomized trial of a breast/ovarian cancer genetic testing decision aid used as a communication aid during genetic counseling
    Claire E Wakefield
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia
    Psychooncology 17:844-54. 2008
    ..To evaluate the impact of a decision aid for women considering genetic testing for breast/ovarian cancer risk given during genetic counseling...
  73. doi request reprint Genetic testing for melanoma risk: a prospective cohort study of uptake and outcomes among Australian families
    Nadine A Kasparian
    School of Women s and Children s Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
    Genet Med 11:265-78. 2009
    ..The aim of this prospective cohort study was to examine uptake and psychological, behavioral, and cognitive outcomes of genetic testing for melanoma risk among individuals with a known family-specific CDKN2A mutation...
  74. doi request reprint Randomized trial of a decision aid for individuals considering genetic testing for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer risk
    Claire E Wakefield
    Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia
    Cancer 113:956-65. 2008
    ..The goal of the current study was to measure the effectiveness of a tailored decision aid designed specifically to assist individuals to make informed decisions regarding genetic testing for HNPCC risk...
  75. ncbi request reprint The fertility- and menopause-related information needs of younger women with a diagnosis of breast cancer: a qualitative study
    Belinda Thewes
    Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Psychooncology 12:500-11. 2003
    ..Clinical implications are drawn from the results of this study to assist clinicians and researchers to improve their communication with younger patients about the fertility- and menopause-related side effects of breast cancer treatment...
  76. doi request reprint A meta-analysis of the risk of major affective disorder in relatives of individuals affected by major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder
    A Wilde
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, Australia Black Dog Institute, Sydney, NSW 2031, Australia Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 158:37-47. 2014
    ..The risk for MDD in FDR of BD probands and vice versa is also investigated...
  77. doi request reprint A comparison of male attendees and nonattendees at a familial cancer clinic
    Elizabeth A Lobb
    Calvary Health Care Sydney, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia
    Genet Med 11:806-11. 2009
    ..This retrospective descriptive Australian study aimed to determine predictors of nonattendance at a familial cancer clinic by men from high-risk breast/ovarian cancer families...
  78. doi request reprint Psychosocial impact of familial adenomatous polyposis on young adults: a qualitative study
    Shab Mireskandari
    Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Sydney, Australia
    J Genet Couns 18:409-17. 2009
    ..Providing longer-term support through ongoing genetic counseling appears necessary to adequately address the ongoing challenges faced by young adults who are dealing with FAP...
  79. doi request reprint Community interest in predictive genetic testing for susceptibility to major depressive disorder in a large national sample
    A Wilde
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Psychol Med 41:1605-13. 2011
    ..Despite international concern about unregulated predictive genetic testing, there are surprisingly few data on both the determinants of community interest in such testing and its psychosocial impact...
  80. pmc Public interest in predictive genetic testing, including direct-to-consumer testing, for susceptibility to major depression: preliminary findings
    Alex Wilde
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Black Dog Institute Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hospital Road, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
    Eur J Hum Genet 18:47-51. 2010
    ....
  81. doi request reprint Attendance of men at the familial cancer clinic: what they value from the consultation
    Elizabeth Anne Lobb
    Calvary Health Care Sydney, Department of Palliative Care, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia
    Genet Med 11:434-40. 2009
    ..This study examined what men from high-risk breast/ovarian cancer families valued from attending a familial cancer clinic...
  82. doi request reprint A balancing act--telehealth cancer genetics and practitioners' experiences of a triadic consultation
    Elvira Zilliacus
    Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Australia
    J Genet Couns 18:598-605. 2009
    ..The co-facilitation model offers a useful framework for telehealth genetic counselling, offering complementary roles between practitioners and efficient service delivery...
  83. doi request reprint The virtual consultation: practitioners' experiences of genetic counseling by videoconferencing in Australia
    Elvira Zilliacus
    Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia
    Telemed J E Health 16:350-7. 2010
    ....
  84. doi request reprint Challenges faced by genetics service providers' practicing in a culturally and linguistically diverse population: an Australian experience
    Mona Saleh
    Centre for Genetics Education, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Genet Couns 18:436-46. 2009
    ....
  85. ncbi request reprint Genetic services for men: the preferences of men with a family history of prostate cancer
    Clara L Gaff
    Genetic Health Services Victoria, Familial Cancer Centre, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    Genet Med 8:771-8. 2006
    ..We ascertain the information preferences of men with a family history of prostate cancer...
  86. ncbi request reprint Psychological outcomes and risk perception after genetic testing and counselling in breast cancer: a systematic review
    Phyllis N Butow
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, Blackburn Building D06, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Med J Aust 178:77-81. 2003
    ..To conduct a systematic review of the effects of genetic counselling and testing for familial breast cancer on women's perception of risk and psychological morbidity...
  87. doi request reprint The beliefs, and reported and intended behaviors of unaffected men in response to their family history of prostate cancer
    Ruth Cowan
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Genet Med 10:430-8. 2008
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint Genetic counselling and prophylactic surgery in women from families with hereditary breast or ovarian cancer
    Elizabeth Lobb
    WA Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care, Edith Cowan University, Perth 6018, Western Australia, Australia
    Lancet 363:1841-2. 2004
  89. ncbi request reprint Psychological morbidity in women at increased risk of developing breast cancer: a controlled study
    Phyllis Butow
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, Australia
    Psychooncology 14:196-203. 2005
    ..These results refute the hypothesis that women with a family history of breast cancer are at greater psychological risk...
  90. ncbi request reprint Screening and preventive behaviors one year after predictive genetic testing for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal carcinoma
    Veronica Collins
    Public Health Genetics, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Cancer 104:273-81. 2005
    ..The current study assessed screening and preventive behaviors during 12 months after predictive genetic testing for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal carcinoma (HNPCC) in an Australian clinical cohort...
  91. ncbi request reprint The impact of predictive genetic testing for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer: three years after testing
    Veronica R Collins
    Public Health Genetics, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
    Genet Med 9:290-7. 2007
    ..To fully assess predictive genetic testing programs, it is important to assess outcomes over periods of time longer than the 1-year follow-up reported in the literature...