Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

MS Human Genetics


Human Genetics Graduate Program


Due to the unique religious and cultural characteristics of Saudi Arabia, evaluating knoweldge and exploring attitudes toward cancer genetic tests (CGT) are important for bolstering currently underdeveloped CGT services. This cross sectional study was carried out in the form of a survey, targeting three different populations: physicians (n=105), cancer patients (n=102) and public participants (n=1087). The public cohort recorded a knowledge score (M=7.16, Mdn=7.00,SD=2.58) higher than patients cohort (M=4.98,Mdn=5.00,SD=2.95). Both patient and public participants expressed interest in CGT. Willingness to undergo CGT correlated with high knowledge in the public cohort (r (1083)= .12, p

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