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Education may improve the underutilization of genetic services by Middle Eastern primary care practitioners

Show simple item record Antoun J. Zgheib N.K. Ashkar K.
dc.contributor.editor Aug-2010 2017-10-05T16:02:42Z 2017-10-05T16:02:42Z 2010
dc.identifier 10.1089/gtmb.2010.0021
dc.identifier.issn 19450265
dc.description.abstract Aim: This study assesses Arab Middle Eastern primary care practitioners' (PCPs) use of and referral to clinical genetic testing and counseling, as well as the effect of education on their willingness to utilize or refer to these services. Methods: A total of 128 PCPs were surveyed. Data about their demographics, academic background, perceptions about their role in genetic testing and counseling, as well as their use of genetic testing and counseling services were collected. Another survey was distributed to participants who attended a genetics symposium and inquired about their willingness to include these services in their practice. Results: Most of the PCPs rarely or never request genetic testing (64.8percent), and 42 (33.6percent) have never requested a genetic test. Similarly, 30percent have never performed genetic counseling and 34.7percent rarely perform genetic counseling. Lack of knowledge and expertise were considered major barriers. After attending the genetics symposium, many PCPs expressed their willingness to start doing genetic testing or referring to genetic testing, and many more answered that they will start counseling or referring to counseling. Conclusion: This study shows that genetic testing and counseling services are underutilized by Arab PCPs in the Middle East. Education may improve their use of and referral to these services. © 2010, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
dc.format.extent Pages: (447-454)
dc.language English
dc.publisher NEW ROCHELLE
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers; Publication Year: 2010; Volume: 14; no. 4; Pages: (447-454);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Education may improve the underutilization of genetic services by Middle Eastern primary care practitioners
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Antoun, J., Department of Family Medicine, American University of Beirut, PO Box 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Zgheib, N.K., Department of Pharmacology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Ashkar, K., Department of Family Medicine, American University of Beirut, PO Box 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Antoun, J.; Department of Family Medicine, American University of Beirut, PO Box 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut Medical Center; Faculty: Faculty of Medicine; Department: Pharmacology and Toxicology;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Pharmacology and Toxicology
dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Medicine
dc.contributor.authorInitials Antoun, J
dc.contributor.authorInitials Zgheib, NK
dc.contributor.authorInitials Ashkar, K
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Antoun, J (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Dept Family Med, POB 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut Medical Center
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dc.identifier.pubmedID 20649434
dc.identifier.scopusID 77955877789
dc.publisher.address 140 HUGUENOT STREET, 3RD FL, NEW ROCHELLE, NY 10801 USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Genet. Test. Mol. Biomark.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 4
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Gent. Test. and Mol. Biomarkers
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 14
dc.source.ID WOS:000281125300003
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex genetic counseling
dc.subject.otherIndex genetic screening
dc.subject.otherIndex genetic service
dc.subject.otherIndex health care utilization
dc.subject.otherIndex health education
dc.subject.otherIndex patient referral
dc.subject.otherIndex physician
dc.subject.otherIndex physician attitude
dc.subject.otherIndex primary medical care
dc.subject.otherIndex Adult
dc.subject.otherIndex Attitude to Health
dc.subject.otherIndex Education, Medical, Continuing
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Genetic Counseling
dc.subject.otherIndex Genetic Services
dc.subject.otherIndex Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle East
dc.subject.otherIndex Physicians, Primary Care
dc.subject.otherIndex Professional Practice
dc.subject.otherIndex Questionnaires
dc.subject.otherIndex Referral and Consultation
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus FAMILIAL BREAST-OVARIAN CANCER
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CLINICAL-PRACTICE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus MEDICAL GENETICS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus NATIONAL-SURVEY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus GP MANAGEMENT
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus SUSCEPTIBILITY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus PHYSICIANS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus PROFESSIONALS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus NEEDS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus US
dc.subject.otherWOS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
dc.subject.otherWOS Genetics and Heredity

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