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  1. Fulltext. A two-step intervention to increase mammography among women aged 65 and older.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study evalu-ated a two-step intervention for mammography screening among older women.

    Methods

    Four hundred and sixty women. identified from physician-practices. were randomized to a control or a two-step intervention (physician letter and peer counseling call) group.

    Women in the interven-tion group who obtaihed a mammo-gram received a grocery coupon.

    Results

    Over the 12 months of the study, more women in the intervention group than in the control group obtained mammograms (38% vs 16%). The most dramatic difference was in the higher odds that women in the intervention group would obtain a mammogram within 2 months (odds ratio=10.5).

    Conclusions

    The intervention significantly increased screening mammography.

    Future efforts must be multifaceted and incorporate the unique concerns of older women.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Mammographie, Dépistage, Vieillard, Homme, Femelle, Programme sanitaire, Incitation, Recommandation, Prévention, Evaluation, Michigan, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Radiodiagnostic

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mammography, Medical screening, Elderly, Human, Female, Sanitary program, Incentive, Recommendation, Prevention, Evaluation, Michigan, United States, North America, America, Radiodiagnosis

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

    Cote : 97-0551690

    Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 24/03/1998.