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Genetics and genetic counseling: Practices and opinions of primary care physicians in Turkey

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dc.contributor.author Tomatır, Ayşe Gaye
dc.contributor.author Sorkun, Hülya Çetin
dc.contributor.author Demirhan, Huriye
dc.contributor.author Akdaǧ, Beyza
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-16T11:33:28Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-16T11:33:28Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.issn 10983600 (ISSN)
dc.identifier.uri http://acikerisim.pau.edu.tr:8080/xmlui/handle/11499/4332
dc.description.abstract PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the educational needs of physicians relating to genetics and genetic counseling in the Denizli region of Turkey. METHODS: Data were collected by questionnaire about physicians' approaches to genetics and genetic counseling. RESULTS: A total of 60 (60.0%) of 100 physicians working in Denizli province returned a questionnaire. Physicians described "their most knowledgeable subjects" in basic genetic information as chromosome abnormalities (41.8%), in genetic disorders as xeroderma pigmentosum (80.0%), and in genetic counseling as directing the parents of and couples with a risk for having a child affected by a genetic disease to an expert or a genetic counseling center (94.8%). Only 20.7% knew the ethical regulations and techniques related to genetic counseling. Physicians thought that they did not have sufficient knowledge about genetics or genetic counseling, and 83.9% would like to attend an educational course. CONCLUSIONS: As a result of this study, a genetics course is planned for physicians so they can actively participate in the prevention and early diagnosis of genetic diseases. ©2007The American College of Medical Genetics.
dc.language.iso English
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1097/GIM.0b013e3180306880
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Genetic conseling
dc.subject Genetics
dc.subject Physicians
dc.subject Primary care
dc.subject adult
dc.subject article
dc.subject chromosome aberration
dc.subject early diagnosis
dc.subject education program
dc.subject female
dc.subject genetic analysis
dc.subject genetic counseling
dc.subject genetic disorder
dc.subject genetic risk
dc.subject human
dc.subject human genetics
dc.subject information processing
dc.subject male
dc.subject medical education
dc.subject medical ethics
dc.subject medical expert
dc.subject medical information
dc.subject needs assessment
dc.subject normal human
dc.subject parent
dc.subject physician
dc.subject primary medical care
dc.subject professional knowledge
dc.subject prophylaxis
dc.subject questionnaire
dc.subject risk factor
dc.subject Turkey (republic)
dc.subject xeroderma pigmentosum
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject Attitude of Health Personnel
dc.subject Cross-Sectional Studies
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Genetic Counseling
dc.subject Genetics, Medical
dc.subject Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Physicians, Family
dc.subject Professional Competence
dc.subject Questionnaires
dc.subject Turkey
dc.title Genetics and genetic counseling: Practices and opinions of primary care physicians in Turkey
dc.type Article
dc.relation.journal Genetics in Medicine
dc.identifier.volume 9
dc.identifier.issue 2
dc.identifier.startpage 130
dc.identifier.endpage 135
dc.relation.publicationCategory Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi
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