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Article: Understanding and perception of direct‐to‐consumer genetic testing in Hong Kong

TitleUnderstanding and perception of direct‐to‐consumer genetic testing in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2021
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1059-7700
Citation
Journal of Genetic Counseling, 2021, Epub 2021-05-02 How to Cite?
AbstractDirect-to-consumer genetic testing (DTCGT) is gaining popularity in Hong Kong (HK). As DTCGT forgoes specialist medical involvement, healthcare professionals have raised concerns regarding its validity, utility, and the public's ability to interpret DTCGT results. Thus, genetic counseling (GC) is recommended to facilitate understanding of DTCGT. This study aimed to investigate HK public's perception toward DTCGT and the importance of GC in DTCGT. A total of 304 HK adults were invited to complete a 37-item survey online. Participants’ genomic literacy, understanding and attitude toward DTCGT and GC, and responses to a mock DTCGT scenario were assessed. 48% of participants were aware of DTCGT while 82% indicated an interest. 30% of participants were aware of GC services in HK; 49% were interested in GC services for understanding DTCGT results. Participants scored on average 7.6/11 in the genomic sequencing knowledge scale and were weak in limitations of genomic testing. In the mock DTCGT scenario, 73% of participants expressed concern with the positive results initially. After being explained limitations of DTCGT, 40% of participants reported decreased concern. Reduced perceived helpfulness in medical management and lifestyle modification were also reported by 35% and 27%, respectively. This HK population demonstrated a high level of awareness and interest in DTCGT. As potential DTCGT users, they might experience excess concern and overestimate the usefulness of positive DTCGT results, particularly in medical management. The importance of GC to educate and guide interpretation of DTCGT results is supported; yet the awareness and access of GC services is inadequate in HK.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/299261
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2020 Impact Factor: 2.537
2020 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.867

 

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dc.contributor.authorHui, VCC-
dc.contributor.authorLi, HC-
dc.contributor.authorChow, JHK-
dc.contributor.authorNg, CSC-
dc.contributor.authorLui, CYW-
dc.contributor.authorFung, JLF-
dc.contributor.authorMak, CCY-
dc.contributor.authorChung, BHY-
dc.contributor.authorLau, KK-
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-10T06:59:18Z-
dc.date.available2021-05-10T06:59:18Z-
dc.date.issued2021-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Genetic Counseling, 2021, Epub 2021-05-02-
dc.identifier.issn1059-7700-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/299261-
dc.description.abstractDirect-to-consumer genetic testing (DTCGT) is gaining popularity in Hong Kong (HK). As DTCGT forgoes specialist medical involvement, healthcare professionals have raised concerns regarding its validity, utility, and the public's ability to interpret DTCGT results. Thus, genetic counseling (GC) is recommended to facilitate understanding of DTCGT. This study aimed to investigate HK public's perception toward DTCGT and the importance of GC in DTCGT. A total of 304 HK adults were invited to complete a 37-item survey online. Participants’ genomic literacy, understanding and attitude toward DTCGT and GC, and responses to a mock DTCGT scenario were assessed. 48% of participants were aware of DTCGT while 82% indicated an interest. 30% of participants were aware of GC services in HK; 49% were interested in GC services for understanding DTCGT results. Participants scored on average 7.6/11 in the genomic sequencing knowledge scale and were weak in limitations of genomic testing. In the mock DTCGT scenario, 73% of participants expressed concern with the positive results initially. After being explained limitations of DTCGT, 40% of participants reported decreased concern. Reduced perceived helpfulness in medical management and lifestyle modification were also reported by 35% and 27%, respectively. This HK population demonstrated a high level of awareness and interest in DTCGT. As potential DTCGT users, they might experience excess concern and overestimate the usefulness of positive DTCGT results, particularly in medical management. The importance of GC to educate and guide interpretation of DTCGT results is supported; yet the awareness and access of GC services is inadequate in HK.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1059-7700-
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dc.titleUnderstanding and perception of direct‐to‐consumer genetic testing in Hong Kong-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailFung, JLF: jasflfs@HKUCC-COM.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailMak, CCY: ccymak@connect.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChung, BHY: bhychung@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLau, KK: gkklau@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/jgc4.1430-
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dc.identifier.volumeEpub 2021-05-02-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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