Adolescent medical providers' willingness to recommend genetic susceptibility testing for nicotine addiction and lung cancer risk to adolescents.

Suzanne C. O'Neill, George Luta, Beth N. Peshkin, Anisha Abraham, Leslie Walker-Harding, Kenneth P. Tercyak

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the influences of disease, lifestyle, and other factors on adolescent medical providers' willingness to recommend genetic susceptibility testing (GST). METHOD: Providers attending a national conference completed a self-report survey (n = 232) about their willingness to recommend hypothetical GSTs, differentiated by disease (nicotine addiction/lung cancer), patient lifestyle (nonsmoker/smoker), and other contextual factors. RESULTS: Compared to recommending GST unconditionally, providers were more willing to recommend GST with parental/patient consent/assent, and in the presence of a preexisting illness and substance abuse history. Compared to offering nicotine addiction GST to a nonsmoker, providers were more willing to offer this type of testing to a smoker and were more willing to offer GST for lung cancer regardless of patient lifestyle. CONCLUSIONS: Providers' willingness to recommend GSTs is sensitive to many factors. Efforts to integrate GST into adolescent preventive care likely will need to address these and other influences on provider behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)617-626
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of pediatric psychology
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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Genetic Testing
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Nicotine
Lung Neoplasms
Life Style
Parental Consent
Preexisting Condition Coverage
Preventive Medicine
Self Report
Substance-Related Disorders

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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O'Neill, Suzanne C. ; Luta, George ; Peshkin, Beth N. ; Abraham, Anisha ; Walker-Harding, Leslie ; Tercyak, Kenneth P. / Adolescent medical providers' willingness to recommend genetic susceptibility testing for nicotine addiction and lung cancer risk to adolescents. In: Journal of pediatric psychology. 2009 ; Vol. 34, No. 6. pp. 617-626.
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Adolescent medical providers' willingness to recommend genetic susceptibility testing for nicotine addiction and lung cancer risk to adolescents. / O'Neill, Suzanne C.; Luta, George; Peshkin, Beth N.; Abraham, Anisha; Walker-Harding, Leslie; Tercyak, Kenneth P.

In: Journal of pediatric psychology, Vol. 34, No. 6, 01.01.2009, p. 617-626.

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