Accession Number : ADA336843

Title :   Facility Inreach Strategy to Promote Annual Mammography

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Oct 96-30 Sep 97

Corporate Author : SAN DIEGO STATE UNIV FOUNDATION CA

Personal Author(s) : Mayer, Joni A.

PDF Url : ADA336843

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : Six mammography facilities were recruited by March, 1996. Physician recruitment was completed in June, 1996. In total, 82 physicians are participating; participation rates ranged from 35-67 percent across facilities. Subject recruitment was completed in April, 1997. Women approached to participate: (a) had a participating physician, (b) were 50-74 years, (c) were asymptomatic, (d) had no personal history of breast cancer, and (e) spoke English or Spanish. Over the course of the 23 month recruitment period, 3,701 eligible women were approached and 1,971(53%) of those consented to participate. Of the 1,971 consenting women, 108 women subsequently had positive mammograms and were excluded from the study, leaving 1,863 subjects. All subjects were interviewed by phone regarding knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to mammography. Overall, 1,818 telephone interviews were completed; interviewing concluded in September, 1997. The intervention is ongoing through April, 1998. To date, 1,182 women have been randomly assigned to groups and outcome data have been collected for 14 waves of subjects (n=1,038). Outcome data collection will be completed in June, 1998.

Descriptors :   *BREAST CANCER, *MAMMOGRAPHY, FACILITIES, CLINICAL MEDICINE, X RAY DIAGNOSTICS, WOMEN, INTERVENTION, SELECTION.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Medicine and Medical Research

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