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dc.contributor.advisorHesse, Colinen_US
dc.contributor.authorRauscher, Emily
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.submitted2012 Springen_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 30, 2012).en_US
dc.descriptionThe 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.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Colin Hesseen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2012.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Communication.en_US
dc.description"May 2012"en_US
dc.description.abstractThroughout 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.extentxii, 141 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.otherRauscherE-042412-D648
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/15112
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2012 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2012 Dissertations
dc.subjectfamily communicationen_US
dc.subjectgenetic canceren_US
dc.subjectcommunication privacy managementen_US
dc.subjectfamily communication patternsen_US
dc.titleFamily communication about genetic disease risk: investigating factors promoting disclosure and individual well-beingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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