Family communication about genetic disease risk: investigating factors promoting disclosure and individual well-being

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Family communication about genetic disease risk: investigating factors promoting disclosure and individual well-being

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dc.contributor.advisor Hesse, Colin en_US
dc.contributor.author Rauscher, Emily
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-30T17:44:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-30T17:44:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.date.submitted 2012 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other RauscherE-042412-D648
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/15112
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 30, 2012). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Dissertation advisor: Dr. Colin Hesse en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Ph. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2012. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Communication. en_US
dc.description "May 2012" en_US
dc.description.abstract Throughout the last decade, genetic links have been found to some of the most common diseases in the United States (www.cdc.gov/genomics/gtesting/index.htm). While much research has investigated how families cope with these diseases, little research has explored the communicative processes individuals go through in communicating genetic disease risk to family members. This study explores the family communication of individuals who have tested positive for a gene mutation which puts them at an increased risk for cancer. More specifically, this study utilizes Family Communication Patterns Theory and Communication Privacy Management Theory to investigate the role of family communication and privacy management in an individual's communication about genetic disease risk with family members, as well as individual well-being outcomes from that communication. Results found family communication patterns and privacy management to play important roles in the process of communicating about genetic disease risk in families. en_US
dc.format.extent xii, 141 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2012 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject family communication en_US
dc.subject genetic cancer en_US
dc.subject communication privacy management en_US
dc.subject family communication patterns en_US
dc.title Family communication about genetic disease risk: investigating factors promoting disclosure and individual well-being en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Communication en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2012 Dissertations


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