CFDB - Cystic Fibrosis DataBase

HTA - Health Technology Assessment Report

[Cystic fibrosis carrier screening: a Health technology assessment.].

Study design (if review, criteria of inclusion for studies)

Project of Health technology assessment


General population. Adults of reproductive age


Genetic testing for cystic fibrosis for CF carrier screening

Outcome measures

The impacts of offering a cystic fibrosis (CF) carrier screening to the general population

Main results

i) a lack of robust and updated data; ii) a return on investment up to six years from the screening's introduction, despite important economic and organizational efforts; iii) a general positive attitude of healthcare professionals, people with CF, families and general population; iv) possible issues related to the social impact.

Keywords: Adult; carrier status; computer programs; Counseling; Family Therapy; Genetic Predisposition to Disease; Genetic Testing; Heterozygote Detection; non pharmacological intervention - diagn; non pharmacological intervention - psyco-soc-edu-org; screening; training; Psychoeducation; Systemic interventions; diagnostic procedures; non pharmacological intervention - genetic& reprod;