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

Citation

Willis, K and Baxter, J, 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) pp. 282-286. ISSN 1326-0200 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1467-842X.2003.tb00395.x

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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Objective Field:Women's Health
Author:Willis, K (Dr Karen Willis)
ID Code:26680
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2007-10-17
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