Portland State University. School of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (114 p.)
Genetic counseling, Sickle cell anemia -- Psychological aspects
This research study was focused on two broad areas of exploration. The first area deals with the identification of various factors affecting a family when a family member has the anemia or symptomatic form of sickle cell disease. Data obtained from a personally administered questionnaire (Form A), enabled the researchers to determine if genetic counseling had been offered and received, and if this counseling was considered helpful by the respondents. In addition to this, data was collected on several demographic variables, including sex and age of patient, family income, religion, education, ethnic group, living arrangements and occupation, and response to and knowledge of sickle cell anemia.
Goddard, Sharon Ann and Gilmore, Marian Genita, "Sickle Cell Anemia : a Psychosocial Study of Attitudes and Effect" (1973). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2055.