Affiliation: The University of Texas
- Oncology nurses' knowledge, practice, and educational needs regarding cancer geneticsS K Peterson
Department of Behavioral Science, University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
Am J Med Genet 98:3-12. 2001..These findings may be used to develop targeted educational approaches that prepare oncology nurses to incorporate cancer genetics into any level of practice...
- Psychological functioning in persons considering genetic counseling and testing for Li-Fraumeni syndromeSusan K Peterson
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
Psychooncology 17:783-9. 2008..We evaluated factors associated with cancer-specific distress and perceived self-efficacy in coping with a positive genetic test result among persons at risk of having deleterious p53 mutations...
- The role of the family in genetic testing: theoretical perspectives, current knowledge, and future directionsSusan K Peterson
Department of Behavioral Science Unit1330, University of Texas, M D AndersonCancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
Health Educ Behav 32:627-39. 2005..Future research should explore decision making about genetic testing or behavior change specifically within the context of the family system and should identify family-based determinants of genetic testing outcomes...
- How families communicate about HNPCC genetic testing: findings from a qualitative studySusan K Peterson
Department of Behavioral Science, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77030, USA
Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 119:78-86. 2003..Interventions may also need to emphasize the relevance of hereditary cancer information beyond the immediate family and to unaffected family members who may be central to the communication process (e.g., spouses of mutation carriers)...
- Evaluation of a decision aid for families considering p53 genetic counseling and testingSusan K Peterson
Depatment of Behavioral Sciences Unit 330, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
Genet Med 8:226-33. 2006..We evaluated outcomes following the administration of a video-based decision aid (DA) prior to clinical p53 genetic counseling and testing among persons who had previously participated in cancer genetics research...
- Psychological impact of genetic testing for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancerEllen R Gritz
Department of Behavioral Science, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd 243, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
J Clin Oncol 23:1902-10. 2005..This study examines the impact of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) genetic test results on psychological outcomes among cancer-affected and -unaffected participants up to 1 year after results disclosure...
- Cost-effectiveness analysis of prevention strategies for gynecologic cancers in Lynch syndromeJanice S Kwon
Department of Gynecologic Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 1439, USA
Cancer 113:326-35. 2008..Screening and prophylactic surgery have been recommended as prevention strategies. In this study, the authors estimated the net health benefits and cost-effectiveness of these strategies in a Markov decision-analytic model...
- A social network analysis of communication about hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer genetic testing and family functioningLaura M Koehly
Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843 4235, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:304-13. 2003..Results of this study suggest encouraging family members who act in the mother role to take a "team approach" with the family proband when discussing HNPCC risks and management with family members...
- Association between clinical characteristics and risk-reduction interventions in women who underwent BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing: a single-institution studyAnne Uyei
Department of Breast Medical Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Cancer 107:2745-51. 2006..However, little is known about which clinical, demographic, or cancer-related factors are associated with risk-reduction interventions...
- Perceptions of genetic testing for cancer predisposition among Ashkenazi Jewish womenM Jane Lewis
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Public Health, Piscataway, NJ, USA
Community Genet 10:72-81. 2007....
- Prophylactic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy compared with surveillance in women with BRCA mutationsKathleen M Schmeler
Department of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230, USA
Obstet Gynecol 108:515-20. 2006..The objective of this study was to evaluate clinical factors associated with choosing prophylactic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) over surveillance in women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation...
- Effect of a computer-based decision aid on knowledge, perceptions, and intentions about genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility: a randomized controlled trialMichael J Green
Department of Humanities, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
JAMA 292:442-52. 2004..As the availability of and demand for genetic testing for hereditary cancers increases in primary care and other clinical settings, alternative or adjunct educational methods to traditional genetic counseling will be needed...
- Use of an educational computer program before genetic counseling for breast cancer susceptibility: effects on duration and content of counseling sessionsMichael J Green
Department of Humanities, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
Genet Med 7:221-9. 2005..We compared the effectiveness of counseling alone versus counseling preceded by use of a computer-based decision aid among women referred to genetic counseling for a family or personal history of breast cancer...
- Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer family members' perceptions about the duty to inform and health professionals' role in disseminating genetic informationRebecca D Pentz
Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
Genet Test 9:261-8. 2005..These families with a hereditary colon cancer syndrome favor open sharing of genetic information within the family, and desire the supportive involvement of health care professionals in disseminating genetic information...
- Interactive CD-ROM on Cancer Genetics for HispanicsSusan Peterson; Fiscal Year: 2009..In doing so, we will address an important educational void by providing the information women need in a manner that is satisfying, acceptable and effective. ..
- Multimedia Intervention for Adolescents and Young Adults with FAPSusan Peterson; Fiscal Year: 2007..We will consider our Phase I project to be successful if we demonstrate that the prototype is acceptable to the target audience and relevant to their concerns, easy to understand, and easy to navigate. ..
- Interactive CD-ROM on Cancer Genetics for HispanicsSusan Peterson; Fiscal Year: 2007..In doing so, we will address an important educational void by providing the information women need in a manner that is satisfying, acceptable and effective. ..