Patient Perception of Mammogram Guidelines
Subjects completed a baseline questionnaire listing demographics, previous experience with
mammograms, and acquaintances with breast cancer. They then were randomly assigned one of
two articles (one favorable and one unfavorable) that had been published in the newspaper
regarding the USPSTF breast cancer screening guidelines. Their attitudes towards the safety
of the guidelines and their willingness to comply with them was then measured.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Caregiver), Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Willingness to forgo mammograms from age 40-49
within 15 minutes of completion of reading assigned article
Dale Magee, M.D., M.S.
University of Massachusetts, Worcester
United States: Institutional Review Board
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|Shrewsbury Ob-Gyn||Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 01545|
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|Women's Health of Central Mass||Worcester, Massachusetts 01608|