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  1. The effect of patient and physician reminders on use of screening mammography in a health maintenance organization : Results of a randomized controlled trial.

    Article - En anglais


    Despite its demonstrated efficacy in reducing breast carcinoma mortality, screening mammography remains underutilized and its promotion in the primary care setting provides an important opportunity for intervention.


    A randomized controlled trial was conducted in two sites of a health maintenance organization (HMO) serving an urban, minority population to evaluate the impact of patient and physician reminders on site visitation and mammography use.

    Eligible women (n=2368) were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 intervention combinations (patient and physician reminders individually, together, or neither).

    The patient reminder letter invited mammography-due women to visit.

    The physician reminder was a notice placed in the medical record of mammography-due women.

    Logistic analysis and survival analysis were used to investigate the relationship of intervention status to visitation, time to a visit, and mammography use.


    The patient reminder intervention had no effect upon rates of study year visitation or mammography at either site.

    However, among HMO Site 2 enrollees with entitlement insurance, the median time to the next visit was reduced from 12 to 9 weeks in association with assignment to patient reminder intervention.

    The physician reminder intervention was also effective in increasing the rate of completed mammography at Site 2 among all assignees (36% vs. 22% for those with vs. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Femelle, Homme, Prévention, Dépistage, Mammographie, Promotion santé, Rappel, Malade, Médecin, Essai clinique, Pratique professionnelle, Attitude, Comportement, Utilisation, Glande mammaire pathologie, Radiodiagnostic, Exploration radiologique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Female, Human, Prevention, Medical screening, Mammography, Health promotion, Recall, Patient, Physician, Clinical trial, Professional practice, Attitude, Behavior, Use, Mammary gland diseases, Radiodiagnosis, Radiologic investigation

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0470011

    Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 10/04/1997.