ACCURACY INDEX QUESTIONS

1990 Questions

1. Genetic screening can be used in adults to find out if they have a tendency to develop certain kinds of heart disease and cancer. (T)

2. Genetic screening can be used in adults to find out if they have a tendency to develop certain kinds of mental illness. (F)

3. Genetic screening can be used in adults to predict whether a person will suffer a heart attack. (F)

4. Genetic screening can be used during pregnancy to predict whether a fetus will develop such inherited diseases as Down Syndrome, Tay-Sachs disease, and hemophilia (T)

5. Genetic screening can correct the genetic defects that cause inherited illnesses such as Down Syndrome, Tay-Sachs disease, and hemophilia. (F)

 

2000 Questions

1. Genetic testing can be used in adults to find out if they have a greater than average change of developing certain kinds of cancer (T)

2. Genetic testing can be used in adults to find out if they have a greater than average chance of developing depression. (F)

3. Genetic testing can be used in adults to predict whether a person will have a heart attack. (F)

4. Genetic testing can be used during pregnancy to find out whether the baby will develop sickle cell disease or cystic fibrosis. (T)

5. Gene therapy is currently being used to correct many of the defects found
through genetic testing. (F)


Source: University of Michigan Institute for Social Research 2003