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Titolo:
Can Flemish women in semi-rural areas be motivated to attend organized breast cancer screening?
Autore:
Van Hal, G; Matthyssen, M; Thibaut, A; Weyler, J;
Indirizzi:
Univ Instelling Antwerp, Ctr Canc Prevent Epidemiol & Community Med, B-2610 Univ Instelling Antwerp Wilrijk Belgium B-2610 l & Community Med, B-2610
Titolo Testata:
REVUE D EPIDEMIOLOGIE ET DE SANTE PUBLIQUE
fascicolo: 2, volume: 47, anno: 1999,
pagine: 119 - 127
SICI:
0398-7620(199904)47:2<119:CFWISA>2.0.ZU;2-C
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
DOM PROJECT; MORTALITY; MAMMOGRAPHY; REDUCTION; DIAGNOSIS; PROGRAM; MASSES;
Keywords:
mammography; mass screening; questionnaires; programme evaluation; Flanders;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
20
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Van Hal, G Univleintelling Antwerp, Ctr Canc Prevent Epidemiol & CommunityMed, Univ P Univ Instelling Antwerp Univ Plein 1 Wilrijk Belgium B-2610 P
Citazione:
G. Van Hal et al., "Can Flemish women in semi-rural areas be motivated to attend organized breast cancer screening?", REV EPIDEM, 47(2), 1999, pp. 119-127

Abstract

Background: The implementation of organized breast cancer screening in Flanders was prepared by means of pilot projects within a multicenter study. In the semi-rural district of Kontich (Province of Antwerp, Flanders) a pilot project was performed using a mobile screening unit. Compared to international standards, the attendance rate for this pilot project (i.e. 34%) was low. Non-organized screening, which already exists in Flanders, at least partly explains this low attendance rate for the organized screening. The main purpose of our study was to investigate rite experience of the pilot target group with respect to the organized breast cancer screening in the district of Kontich, in order to maximize the conditions for a high attendance rate in the organized breast cancer screening programme throughout Flanders. Methods: With a random numbers procedure, performed by the computer 500 women were selected among those who were invited to the first screening roundof the breast cancer screening programme in the district of Kontich (n=6,897). These 500 randomly selected women were asked to cooperate with a face-to-face interview. The questionnaire used dealt with the different aspects of the organized mammographic screening which were expected to influence the decision to attend. Results: There were 348 women who responded to the questionnaire (69.6%): 138 of them were attenders and 210 were non-attenders at the organized breast cancer screening. Attenders and nonattenders at the organized breast cancer screening in the district of Kontich had different views about various aspects of the screening programme. The percentages of those who thought that an item was important or very important to them, were for the 138 attenders and the 210 non-attenders respectively: "to receive a personal invitation letter": 90.6 vs. 48.1% (p<0.05); "a preliminary visit to the GP": 9.4 vs. 34.3% (p<0.05), "possibility of examination outside business hours": 15.9 vs. 30.0% (p<0.05). Conclusions: Although the putting into action of a mobile unit in the semi-rural area of the district of Kontich was productive, the attendance rate was still too low compared to international standards. To increase the attendance rate, the following interventions should be considered: devising thepersonal invitation letter in a more attractive way, activating and stimulating the important motivational role of the GP in persuading women to attend the organized screening programme and offering the invited population the possibility to have a mammographic examination performed outside businesshours. Appropriate measures are being explored.

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