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Why do women refrain from mammography screening?
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine. Division of Medical Diagnostics, Mammography Department, Jönköping, Region Jönköping County, Sweden.
Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
2017 (English)In: Radiography, ISSN 1078-8174, E-ISSN 1532-2831, 1-6 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for middle-aged women in Sweden. Approximately 600,000 women are surveyed annually within the national screening program. However, 20% of Swedish women do not participate in mammography screening. Participation in mammography screening is a complex phenomenon that has many dimensions. The aim of this study was to explore the reasons why women refrain from mammography screening from the perspective of non-attending women.

Method: A qualitative approach was chosen, and 10 women were interviewed. The interviews were analysed using qualitative content analysis.

Results: Two categories were identified: individual needs and absence of active promotion. "Non-personalized system" was the main theme that emerged from the analysis.

Conclusion: The mammography screening does not adapt to the needs of each individual. This may be the reason why some women refrain from mammography screening. 

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Saunders Elsevier, 2017. 1-6 p.
Keyword [en]
Breast cancer, Content analysis, Mammography screening, Participation
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Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-37280DOI: 10.1016/j.radi.2017.07.006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85028319189OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-37280DiVA: diva2:1140853
Available from: 2017-09-13 Created: 2017-09-13 Last updated: 2017-09-13Bibliographically approved

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