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Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río

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PEREZ MARTIN, Martha María et al. Indicators for the effectiveness of genetic counselling. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.3, pp.27-38. ISSN 1561-3194.

A descriptive, cross-sectional study and the analysis of indicators for effectiveness were conducted in Pinar del Rio municipality during the periods of 2003-2005 and 2006-2008. Fifty (50) families attending to genetic services for several reasons were chosen by a non-probabilistic sampling. An interview that comprised a series of tools to evaluate the behavior of the variables associated with the effectiveness of genetic counselling was carried out considering, elective abortion as well as opinions about genetic center services, among others. This study showed a high percentage in qualifying the level of knowledge as good, which assessed the effectiveness of genetic counselling, a great proportion justified abortion expressing social or ethical motivations, they as well considered prenatal studies for couples with risks of having children suffering from genetic diseases, as a priority.

Palabras clave : Genetic counselling; ethics; psychology; methods.

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