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Perceptions of risk and predictive testing held by the first-degree relatives of patients with rheumatoid arthritis in England, Austria and Germany: a qualitative study

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The family members of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risk of developing RA and are potential candidates for predictive testing. This study explored the perceptions of first-degree relatives of people with RA about being at risk of RA and engaging in predictive testing.

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34 first-degree relatives (siblings and offspring) of patients with RA from the UK, Germany and Austria participated in semistructured interviews about ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010555

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Stoffer, M More by this author
Englbrecht, M More by this author
Falahee, M More by this author
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Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences More from this funder
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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
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BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
6
Pages:
e010555
Publication date:
2016-04-20
Acceptance date:
2016-04-20
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EISSN:
2044-6055
Pubs id:
pubs:727909
URN:
uri:f8d18c61-1f48-45bd-984f-3468073f25bf
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uuid:f8d18c61-1f48-45bd-984f-3468073f25bf
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pubs:727909

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