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Patient Perception of Mammogram Guidelines

39 Years
49 Years
Not Enrolling
Attitude, Practice Guideline, Breast Cancer

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Trial Information

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.

Inclusion Criteria:

- women aged 39-49 seeing their gynecologist for routine preventive care

Exclusion Criteria:

- women not aged 39-49

- women with breast cancer

- women not able to read English

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Caregiver), Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Outcome Measure:

Willingness to forgo mammograms from age 40-49

Outcome Time Frame:

within 15 minutes of completion of reading assigned article

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Dale Magee, M.D., M.S.

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of Massachusetts, Worcester


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

March 2010

Completion Date:

June 2010

Related Keywords:

  • Attitude
  • Practice Guideline
  • Breast Cancer
  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
  • Patient attitude
  • Mammogram
  • Guideline
  • Breast Neoplasms



UMassMemorial Medical Group- Auburn GynAuburn, Massachusetts  01501
Shrewsbury Ob-GynShrewsbury, Massachusetts  01545
UMassMemorial Medical Group- OB-GYNShrewsbury, Massachusetts  01545
Women's Health of Central MassWorcester, Massachusetts  01608