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Table 3 Family communication and social issues

From: Colorectal Cancer in the Family: Psychosocial Distress and Social Issues in the Years Following Genetic Counselling

Questions applicable to total N yes n %
Did you experience problems in talking about genetic counseling...
   - to your children 79 7 9
   - to 1st degree relatives (parents, brothers, sisters) 103 7 7
   - to 2nd degree relatives 93 7 8
Did you experience changes in relationships with relatives due to genetic counselling?
   - worse with some relatives 109 5 5
   - improved with some relatives 109 12 11
   - changed, but not better or worse 109 14 13
   - no change in relationships 109 81 74
Did you experience problems due to genetic counselling in...
   - family planning 56 3 5
   - (getting a) relationship 66 0 -
   - choice or change of job 67 1 2
   - obtaining a mortgage 67 1 2
   - obtaining life insurance 66 5 8