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Psychological follow-up of presymptomatic genetic testing for spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2) in Cuba.

Milena Paneque, Carolina Lemos, Karell Escalona, Lizandra Prieto, Rubén Reynaldo, Mercedes Velázquez, Judith Quevedo, Nieves Santos, Luis Enrique Almaguer, Luis Velázquez, Alda Sousa, Manuela Fleming, Jorge Sequeiros,

Presymptomatic testing for spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2) in Cuba started five years ago. We have now investigated the psychological impact of test results on 150 individuals at 50% risk for SCA2. In a prospective study, psychological instruments were used to evaluate depression, anxiety and family functioning (1) before testing ... Read more >>

J Genet Couns (Journal of genetic counseling)
[2007, 16(4):469-479]

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