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Why do women refrain from mammography screening?
School of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Region Jönköping County, Sweden; Division of Medical Diagnostics, Mammography Department, Jönköping, Region Jönköping County, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
2018 (English)In: Radiography, ISSN 1078-8174, E-ISSN 1532-2831, Vol. 24, no 1, p. E19-E24Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for middle-aged women in Sweden. Approximately 600,000 women are surveyed annually within the national screening program. However, 20% of Swedish women do not participate in mammography screening. Participation in mammography screening is a complex phenomenon that has many dimensions. The aim of this study was to explore the reasons why women refrain from mammography screening from the perspective of non-attending women.

Method: A qualitative approach was chosen, and 10 women were interviewed. The interviews were analysed using qualitative content analysis.

Results: Two categories were identified: individual needs and absence of active promotion. "Non-personalized system" was the main theme that emerged from the analysis.

Conclusion: The mammography screening does not adapt to the needs of each individual. This may be the reason why some women refrain from mammography screening.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018. Vol. 24, no 1, p. E19-E24
Keywords [en]
Breast cancer, Mammography screening, Participation, Content analysis
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Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-64413DOI: 10.1016/j.radi.2017.07.006ISI: 000419239200003PubMedID: 29306388Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85028319189OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-64413DiVA, id: diva2:1175933
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Futurum - the academy for health and care, Region Jonkoping County, Sweden  396711  396731  520881  520951

Available from: 2018-01-19 Created: 2018-01-19 Last updated: 2018-01-19Bibliographically approved

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