Parental attitudes to genetic testing differ by ethnicity and immigration in childhood nephrotic syndrome: a cross-sectional study

Conclusion While majority of parents were interested in genetic testing for their child, immigrants, particularly South Asians and East/Southeast Asians, were more likely to decline genetic testing. Genetic counseling needs to be tailored to address specific concerns in these parental groups to maximize informed decision-making in the clinical setting. Trial registration ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT01605266
Source: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

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Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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