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Leigh Jackson
Plymouth State University
33Publications
13H-index
592Citations
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Published on Aug 23, 2018in Genetics in Medicine 8.68
Leigh Jackson13
Estimated H-index: 13
(PSU: Plymouth State University),
Anita O’Connor4
Estimated H-index: 4
(PSU: Plymouth State University)
+ 11 AuthorsMariana Campos (Genetic Alliance UK)
Genetic advances mean patients at risk of genetic conditions can be helped through testing, clinical screening, and preventive treatment, but they must first be identified to benefit. Ensuring quality of genetic care for patients requires genetic expertise in all health services, including primary care. To address an educational shortfall, a series of e-learning resources was developed in six languages to equip primary care professionals with genetic skills relevant for practice. The purpose of ...
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in European Journal of Human Genetics 3.65
Lea Godino5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UNIBO: University of Bologna),
Daniela Turchetti16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UNIBO: University of Bologna)
+ 2 AuthorsHeather Skirton28
Estimated H-index: 28
(PSU: Plymouth State University)
Presymptomatic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes should involve a considered choice. This may be particularly challenging when testing is undertaken in early adulthood. With the aim of exploring the psychosocial implications of presymptomatic testing for hereditary cancer in young adults and their parents, a cross-sectional survey was designed. Two questionnaires were developed (one for young adults who had considered presymptomatic testing, one for parents). Questionnaires were completed ...
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Published on Jan 1, 2018in European Journal of Human Genetics 3.65
Lea Godino5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UNIBO: University of Bologna),
Leigh Jackson13
Estimated H-index: 13
(PSU: Plymouth State University)
+ 2 AuthorsHeather Skirton28
Estimated H-index: 28
(PSU: Plymouth State University)
Enabling informed choice is an essential component of care when offering young adults presymptomatic testing for a genetic condition. A systematic review on this topic revealed that many young adults grew up with little information regarding their genetic risk and that parents had applied pressure to them during the testing decision-making process. However, none of the studies retrieved were conducted in South European countries. To address this gap, we undertook a qualitative study based on gro...
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Published on Aug 2, 2017in British Journal of Cardiac Nursing
Rebecca Wassall2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Leigh Jackson13
Estimated H-index: 13
+ 2 AuthorsHeather Skirton28
Estimated H-index: 28
Background: Predictive genetic testing is important for risk stratification in inherited cardiac conditions, yet may cause psychological distress. The aim of this study was to determine the healthcare needs of young adults undergoing predictive testing for inherited cardiomyopathies. Method: In this qualitative study, 11 young adults (aged 16–25 years) were interviewed; data was analysed inductively using thematic analysis. Results: Interviewees had a reasonable understanding of inheritance but ...
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Published on Apr 1, 2017in Journal of Community Genetics
Milena Paneque10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Porto),
Martina C. Cornel29
Estimated H-index: 29
(VUmc: VU University Medical Center)
+ 8 AuthorsDaniela Turchetti16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UNIBO: University of Bologna)
Genetics and genomics are increasingly relevant to primary healthcare but training is unavailable to many practitioners. Education that can be accessed by practitioners without cost or travel is essential. The Gen-Equip project was formed to provide effective education in genetics for primary healthcare in Europe and so improve patient care. Partners include patient representatives and specialists in genetics and primary care from six countries. Here, we report the progress and challenges involv...
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Published on Dec 1, 2016in BMC Family Practice 2.43
Milena Paneque10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Porto),
Daniela Turchetti16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UNIBO: University of Bologna)
+ 3 AuthorsHeather Skirton28
Estimated H-index: 28
(PSU: Plymouth State University)
At least 10 % of patients seen in primary care are said to have a condition in which genetics has an influence. However, patients at risk of genetic disease may not be recognised, while those who seek advice may not be referred or managed appropriately. Primary care practitioners lack knowledge of genetics and genetic testing relevant for daily practice and feel inadequate to deliver genetic services. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate genetics educational interventions in the con...
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Published on Apr 1, 2016in European Journal of Human Genetics 3.65
Lea Godino5
Estimated H-index: 5
,
Daniela Turchetti16
Estimated H-index: 16
+ 2 AuthorsHeather Skirton28
Estimated H-index: 28
Top of pageAbstract Presymptomatic and predictive genetic testing should involve a considered choice, which is particularly true when testing is undertaken in early adulthood. Young adults are at a key life stage as they may be developing a career, forming partnerships and potentially becoming parents: presymptomatic testing may affect many facets of their future lives. The aim of this integrative systematic review was to assess factors that influence young adults’ or adolescents’ choices to hav...
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Published on Mar 1, 2016in Midwifery 2.05
Laura Pisnoli1
Estimated H-index: 1
(PSU: Plymouth State University),
Anita O’Connor4
Estimated H-index: 4
(PSU: Plymouth State University)
+ 2 AuthorsHeather Skirton28
Estimated H-index: 28
(PSU: Plymouth State University)
Abstract Objective to explore parents' personal attitudes towards non-invasive prenatal diagnosis in the context of their own experiences caring for a child affected with a genetic condition or after the loss of a fetus, infant, or child due to the condition. Methods we collected in-depth data from parents via either focus groups or individual interviews. Design this was a cross-sectional interpretive study based on grounded theory. Setting United Kingdom. Participants 17 parents (13 women and f...
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Published on Dec 1, 2015in Prenatal Diagnosis 2.43
Heather Skirton28
Estimated H-index: 28
(PSU: Plymouth State University),
Lesley Goldsmith12
Estimated H-index: 12
(PSU: Plymouth State University)
+ 2 AuthorsLyn S. Chitty51
Estimated H-index: 51
(ICH: UCL Institute of Child Health)
Background The development of non-invasive prenatal testing has increased accessibility of fetal testing. Companies are now advertising prenatal testing for aneuploidy via the Internet. Objectives The aim of this systematic review of websites advertising non-invasive prenatal testing for aneuploidy was to explore the nature of the information being provided to potential users. Methods We systematically searched two Internet search engines for relevant websites using the following terms: ‘prenata...
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Published on Jan 1, 2015
Heather Skirton28
Estimated H-index: 28
,
Leigh Jackson13
Estimated H-index: 13
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a technique first developed in the early 1990’s that enables testing of a fetus for genetic conditions, based on a sample of maternal blood [1]. Small fragments of extracellular DNA from both mother and fetus are present in maternal plasma, and by excluding fragments of maternal origin, the fetus can be tested for sex, aneuploidy and some specific genetic conditions [2]. The main benefits of this type of fetal testing over amniocentesis or chorionic villus...
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