Atlanta for Levels of anxiety were lower but still significant among the couples in which the woman was found not to carry the genetic mutation per cent of these women and per cent of their partners were clinically anxious. Despite this focus on negative emotions in response to risk assessment, most people do benefit emotionally from the testing process ? something we consider in the spotlight. IN THE SPOTLIGHT A different viewpoint on emotional reactions to health screening Most studies of the emotional effects of cancer genetic screening have focused on measures of anxiety and depression. Studies with these outcome measures include those of Brain et al. described in the main text. An alternative model of anxiety or worry as a motivator to engage in testing is exemplified by studies such as Glanz et al. , who sent a questionnaire to first-degree relatives of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer, assessing their willingness or intentions to attend counselling for risk of colorectal cancer. Atlanta 2016.

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