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Leigh Jackson
Plymouth State University
33Publications
13H-index
592Citations
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#1Leigh Jackson (PSU: Plymouth State University)H-Index: 13
#2Anita O’Connor (PSU: Plymouth State University)H-Index: 4
Last.Mariana Campos (Genetic Alliance UK)
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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 ...
#1Lea Godino (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 5
#2Daniela Turchetti (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 16
Last.Heather Skirton (PSU: Plymouth State University)H-Index: 28
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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 ...
#1Lea Godino (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 5
#2Leigh Jackson (PSU: Plymouth State University)H-Index: 13
Last.Heather Skirton (PSU: Plymouth State University)H-Index: 28
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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...
#1Rebecca WassallH-Index: 2
#2Leigh JacksonH-Index: 13
Last.Heather SkirtonH-Index: 28
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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 ...
#1Milena Paneque (University of Porto)H-Index: 10
#2Martina C. Cornel (VUmc: VU University Medical Center)H-Index: 29
Last.Daniela Turchetti (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 16
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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...
#1Milena Paneque (University of Porto)H-Index: 10
#2Daniela Turchetti (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 16
Last.Heather Skirton (PSU: Plymouth State University)H-Index: 28
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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...
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...
#1Laura Pisnoli (PSU: Plymouth State University)H-Index: 1
#2Anita O’Connor (PSU: Plymouth State University)H-Index: 4
Last.Heather Skirton (PSU: Plymouth State University)H-Index: 28
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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...
#1Heather Skirton (PSU: Plymouth State University)H-Index: 28
#2Lesley Goldsmith (PSU: Plymouth State University)H-Index: 12
Last.Lyn S. Chitty (ICH: UCL Institute of Child Health)H-Index: 51
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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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