Mammography practices of women eligible for military health care are not known.
A questionnaire was mailed to a stratified sample of 500 military beneficiary women.
The hypothesis was that this group would not differ from the general population in regular mammography use (31%) and that the theory of reasoned action (TRA) is significantly associated with intent to obtain a mammogram.
Only 12.8% of these women had regular mammography according to current recommendations.
High participation is associated with breast cancer risk factors, income, education, perceived risk of breast cancer, and a doctor's recommendation.
The expanded model of the TRA regression is significantly associated with intent.
Regular use of mammography among military beneficiaries is lower than rates in the non-military population.
Providers need to stress regular use and address scheduling problems and patient beliefs about mammography.
The TRA is a useful model for screening behavior.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dépistage, Milieu militaire, Environnement social, Adulte, Homme, Femelle, Mammographie, Radiodiagnostic, Etude comparative, Organisation santé, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Glande mammaire pathologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical screening, Military environment, Social environment, Adult, Human, Female, Mammography, Radiodiagnosis, Comparative study, Public health organization, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Mammary gland diseases, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0548225
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 01/03/1996.