The relative effectiveness of three reminder letters on making and keeping mammogram appointments.
One hundred fifty women who had previously had at least one mammogram were sent one of three prompt letters informing them that they were due for screening.
The letters were either reassuring, anxiety provoking, or the standard hospital prompt.
Based on a review of the literature, we hypothesized that the reassuring (etter would be most effective in motivating women to schedule and keep appointments, the anxiety-provoking letter would produce an intermediate level of compliance, and the standard hospital letter would be least effective.
Our hypothesis was partially supported.
Overall, 45% of the women in the study scheduled mammogram appointments.
This included 54% of those who received the ressuring letter, 42% of those who received the anxiety-provoking letter, and 38% of those who received the standard letter.
Mots-clés Pascal : Motivation, Dépistage, Angoisse anxiété, Mammographie, Exploration, Education sanitaire, Programme sanitaire, Femme, Homme, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Glande mammaire pathologie, Rendez vous thérapeutique, Lettre de rappel, Promotion santé, Observance thérapeutique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Motivation, Medical screening, Anxiety, Mammography, Exploration, Health education, Sanitary program, Woman, Human, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Mammary gland diseases, Treatment compliance
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Cote : 93-0600501
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.