Document Type
Psychometric instrument
Title

Pediatric BRCA1/2 Testing Attitudes Scale (P-TAS)

Authors:

Author Name(s)
Peshkin, Beth N.
DeMarco, Tiffani A.
Garber, Judy E.
Valdimarsdottir, Heiddis B.
Patenaude, Andrea F.
Schneider, Katherine A.
Schwartz, Marc D.
Tercyak, Kenneth P.

Year:

Year
2009

Peshkin and colleagues developed and tested the Pediatric BRCA1/2 Testing Attitudes Scale (P-TAS) to assess parental attitudes about and interest in testing their minor children for BRCA 1/2 mutations, which have been linked to breast and/or ovarian cancer risk. Item development was based on literature review and the research and counseling experiences of the authors. This 11-item instrument may be integrated into genetic counseling research or used to identify subgroups of parents who are highly motivated to have their children tested.

Research Population:

Research Population
Adults

Validation(s)

Validation Text
Peshkin, B. N., Demarco, T. A., Garber, J. E., Valdimarsdottir, H. B., Patenaude, A. F., Schneider, K. A., Schwartz, Marc D., & Tercyak, K. P. (2009). Brief assessment of parents' attitudes toward testing minor children for hereditary breast/ovarian cancer genes: Development and validation of the Pediatric BRCA1/2 Testing Attitudes Scale (P-TAS). Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 34(6), 627-638.

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