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Scale helps to measure the utility of genetic counseling in tackling fear of cancer
Date:6/8/2011

When a person has a family history of cancer, their worry about developing the disease may lead to them refusing to have preventive tests. Advice from genetic counselling units reduces their anxiety but, until now, nobody knew how much. Now, a scientific team has validated the 'Escala de Preocupacin por el Cncer - EPC' (equivalent of the Cancer Worry Scale), the first of its kind in the Spanish language, in order to evaluate it.

"Excessive concern about cancer can result in two kinds of behaviour. Some people undergo excessive and unnecessary diagnostic tests, while others do not want to take any, out of fear that they will discover they have cancer", Esther Cabrera, lead author of the study and director of the School of Health Sciences at the Matar-Maresme Technocampus (Barcelona), tells SINC.

Genetic counselling, in the case of patients with a family history of the disease, is the right kind of tool for reducing these worries. However, until now there has been no tool in the Spanish language for evaluating the effectiveness of this initiative, nor any instrument to evaluate the fear of suffering from cancer.

"I could say that genetic counselling works well, but I couldn't measure this", Ignacio Blanco, another author of the study and director of the Genetic Counselling Unit at the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) in Barcelona, tells SINC. Now he has access to the 'Escala de Preocupacin por el Cncer' (EPC), an equivalent of the Cancer Worry Scale that shows him "that the degree of patients' concern does not increase following this counselling - quite the contrary", he adds.

The study, published in Medicina Clnica, shows that the EPC is a valid and reliable scale for evaluating concern about cancer in healthy people. It is a translation and a cultural adaptation of the English-language Cancer Worry Scale: six questions that measure concern on a scale ranging from 6 (the least) to 24 (the highest level).

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