Accession Number : ADA303180

Title :   Breast Cancer Screening by Physical Examination: A Randomized Trial in the Phillipines.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 30 Sep 94-29 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER LYONS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Parkin, D. M.

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Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : (1) A coordinating centre has been set up at Jose' Reyes Memorial Hospital, one of the referral centres for women detected with abnormalities. The necessary equipment has been purchased: computer, photocopy machine, car and Mammacare TM kits to train the nurses. (2) An lARO staff member has been recruited and briefed in Lyon about the project. She took up her duties in Manila at the beginning of July, coordinating full-time the project activity. (3) Two hundred and two HOs were randomly allocated to intervention and control groups. (4) The baseline questionnaire was developed, tested and finalised. (5) Nominative lists of eligible women by HO are being prepared and are almost complete. (6) Personnel from the staff of HO has been identified and trained to perform screening PE. (7) Hospital clinics for referral of positive women and mechanisms for documentation of results have been established.

Descriptors :   *CLINICAL MEDICINE, *MEDICAL EXAMINATION, *MAMMARY GLANDS, *SCREENS(DISPLAYS), CONTROL, GROUP DYNAMICS, RANDOM VARIABLES, BASE LINES, HOSPITALS, WOMEN, QUESTIONNAIRES, ABNORMALITIES, NURSES, CANCER, BREAST CANCER.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE