Mammography in a mobile setting: Remaining barriers

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

Abstract

This study examined the barriers to undergoing mammography perceived by a group of women with ready access to reduced-cost screening mammography in a mobile van at the workplace. The subject sample comprised women who made appointments for mammography at the Susan G. Komen Mobile Breast Center in Dallas. Women who underwent mammography and women who made appointments but did not undergo the examination were asked to complete a survey examining potential barriers to undergoing mammography. The group of patients surveyed were, as a whole, well educated, affluent, less than 50 years of age, and knowledgeable about breast cancer. Compliant women were more likely to have previously undergone mammography (P < .001), to have been influenced by their physician's advice to undergo mammography (P < .005), and to be influenced by the media than were noncompliant women (P < .005). These findings may be useful in developing strategies to increase mammographic screening in a self-referred population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-165
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology
Volume180
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

Keywords

  • Breast radiography, utilization
  • Cancer screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Mammography in a mobile setting: Remaining barriers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this