Trusting technology: Women aged 40-49 years participating in screening for breast cancer - an exploratory study

Willis, K. and Baxter, J. H. (2003) Trusting technology: Women aged 40-49 years participating in screening for breast cancer - an exploratory study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 27 3: 282-286. doi:10.1111/j.1467-842X.2003.tb00395.x


Author Willis, K.
Baxter, J. H.
Title Trusting technology: Women aged 40-49 years participating in screening for breast cancer - an exploratory study
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1326-0200
Publication date 2003-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-842X.2003.tb00395.x
Volume 27
Issue 3
Start page 282
End page 286
Total pages 5
Editor J. Lumley
J. Daly
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Public Health Assoc of Australia
Language eng
Subject C1
780107 Studies in human society
321208 Primary Health Care
Abstract Objective: This paper reports key findings from an exploratory study of factors associated with women's decision to participate in mass mammography screening in Tasmania. In particular, we explored factors that contribute to the choice to participate in screening by women who are outside the primary target group, and for whom the evidence of benefit remains contentious. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a small sample of women aged between 40 and 49 years in rural Tasmania who had participated in mammography screening. Results: Key ideas that appeared to shape participation included the fear of breast cancer, trust in technology, and taking responsibility for health. Information provision is also an important factor in shaping participation patterns. Conclusions and implications: In order to facilitate informed consent, information provision in this area should take account of the dominant ideas that shape the decision to participate in breast cancer screening.
Keyword Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Mammography
Risk
Metaanalysis
Knowledge
Campaign
Program
Benefit
Trials
Care
Need
Q-Index Code C1

 
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