Hint: Look for links to other sources of information, e.g. references in the text, websites, other literature, telephone numbers, postal addresses, help lines, support groups, other health professionals.
Question 20 is an ‘intuitive summary’ of your responses to the preceding 19 questions. All publications will have deficiencies, and it is unlikely that any one publication will rate high on all of the questions. However, after completing all of the questions on DISCERN Genetics, you should have developed some feeling for the overall quality of the publication which will help you decide whether it is a useful and appropriate source of information about your choices about genetic screening and testing.
The guidelines below should help you to rate this question, but your judgement is also very important. It may encourage you to know that during the development and testing of the DISCERN Genetics tool, users independently reached very similar conclusions about the overall quality of the publications they were rating even though we did not provide very specific instructions for this question. DISCERN Genetics has been designed to help you develop your critical skills, so trust your own opinion!
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