Manchester Observation Code (MOC) for genetic counseling

Developers: Liede, 2000

Year of publication: 2000

Date last updated: 7 June 2024

Setting in which the tool was originally developed/validated: Genetic counselling sessions

Restriction to setting(s): Not specified

Target group: People visiting for genetic counseling & Genetic Counselors

Language(s): English

Specific constructs/behaviours:

Expressions by the counselor are coded in 4 respects (1) grammatical form (e.g., open question); (2) purpose (e.g., giving advice); (3) subject (e.g., family history); (4) cue source (e.g., patient-initiated, non-verbal). Only behaviors specific to genetic counseling interviews are coded.

Tool topics:

Information asking / requests for information / question asking (patient)
Information giving / providing information / explanation and planning
Non-verbal communication
Responding to patients’ requests for information/responding to questions

Intended application: Research

Reference(s) to development/validation paper(s):

Liede, A., Kerzin‐Storrar, L., & Craufurd, D. (2000). A method for analyzing videotaped genetic counseling sessions. Journal of genetic counseling, 9(2), 117-136.

Reference links:

Tool/manual available: Yes. (Appendix to validation paper)