Project Summary and
The aim of this project is to produce two
educational videos of 1st class technical quality for use in breast cancer
1. A general introduction to the genetic basis of breast cancer and
management of risk;
2. Genetic testing and its implications.
Video 1 is for a wide audience.
Video 2 is designed for incorporation in the protocol for counselling
prior to BRCA1 testing.
Evaluation of 1. by Randomised Controlled Trial and 2. by systematic
assessment which will be undertaken using existing resources to test
hypotheses that the use of video in this setting:
a) increases knowledge without increasing emotional distress;
b) reduces total consultation time, but increases satisfaction (by
increasing the proportion of time spent on personally salient issues vs.
c) promotes family communication about genetic risk.
The videos will subsequently be evaluated for their use in teaching e.g.
GP study days.
Further information can be
Dr Ann Cull
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
c/o Department of Clinical Psychology
Western General Hospital NHS Trust
Western General Hospital