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Assessment of a Glossary on Patient Satisfaction and Anxiety Levels in an Oncology Genetic Counseling Clinic

Abstract 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. I surveyed 96 patients attending their first genetic counseling appointment at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center and analyzed 92 patients for which I had complete data. Patients were randomly selected to receive one of two folders, containing either ... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Peon, Lidia Maria (Author) / Wilson Sayres, Melissa A (Advisor) / Buetow, Kenneth H (Committee member) / Luiten, Rebecca C (Committee member) / Siettmann, Jennifer M (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Genetics / Biology / Anxiety / Genetic Counseling / Genetic Counselors / Satisfaction
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 58 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Biology 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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