Patients'opinion of mammography screening services : Immediate results versus delayed results due to interpretation by two observers.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate by random questionnaire mailings the preferences of women who have undergone mammography in our region regarding communication of mammography screening results.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Questionnaires were mailed to 400 randomly selected women who were more than 35 years old and who had been treated at our institution for medical or surgical reasons.
Questions regarding use of mammography screening at our institution versus services at other locations were included.
The questionnaire described two possible mammography services ; either a double reading service that would provide delayed reports (DRDR) with the benefit of extra cancers detected, and a service that provides immediate reports given directly to the patient by an on-site radiologist.
The presentation of the services was reversed in half the questionnaires to avoid bias.
Patients'choices were collected, as were demographic data.
The choice of one system over the other was evaluated using the one-sample test for binomial probability.
The chi-square test was used to determine if the order of questions on the survey or the site of patients'screening mammography affected responses.
The response rate was 42% (n=168).
Of these, one response informed us of the death of a patient.
Of the remaining 167 respondents, 75% (n=126) preferred the DRDR system, 13% (n=22) preferred the system providing immediate results (p<. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Mammographie, Enquête par correspondance, Randomisation, Critère réponse, Communication information, Analyse statistique, Femelle, Homme, Evaluation, Dépistage, Radiodiagnostic, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mammography, Mail inquiry, Randomization, Response criterion, Information communication, Statistical analysis, Female, Human, Evaluation, Medical screening, Radiodiagnosis, Mammary gland diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0244886
Code Inist : 002B24A08. Création : 11/06/1997.