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ERIC Number: EJ1202693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Misconception: Parental Expectations and Perspectives Regarding Genetic Testing for Developmental Disorders
Tremblay, Isabelle; Grondin, Steffany; Laberge, Anne-Marie; Cousineau, Dominique; Carmant, Lionel; Rowan, Anita; Janvier, Annie
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v49 n1 p363-375 Jan 2019
Parents' understanding/expectations regarding genetic testing for children with developmental disorders were explored. Within a month of testing, interviews were conducted with 57 parents. Many (74%) could not recall the nature of testing. Parents expected genetic testing to have positive impacts for the child (93%) and the family (98%), mainly to find the etiology and/or an intervention. Many parents (40%) reported not knowing their child's clinical diagnosis. They expected genetic testing would establish the diagnosis. Parents anticipated potential negative impacts of testing for children (78%) and families (87%), mainly finding another illness or not finding potential interventions. Abnormal results explaining the disorder were found in 9% of children. In summary, genetic results for developmental disorders are unlikely to meet parental expectations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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