The impact of breast cancer awareness interventions on breast screening uptake among women in the United Kingdom : a systematic review

Anastasi, Natasha Angela and Lusher, Joanne (2019) The impact of breast cancer awareness interventions on breast screening uptake among women in the United Kingdom : a systematic review. Journal of Health Psychology, 24 (1). pp. 113-124. ISSN 1461-7277

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The impact of breast screening awareness campaigns on mammography attendance among British women was explored. British Nursing Index, Medline, PsycINFO, Embase and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health were searched between October 2012 and February 2013. Searches identified research on breast cancer awareness interventions and breast self-examination. In total, 867 articles were identified and 14 met criteria for review. Breast cancer awareness interventions were found to increase the uptake of breast self-examination behaviours and increase the likelihood of breast cancer screening attendance. Predicting the impact of these interventions on survivability and general morbidity/mortality outcomes remains a challenge due to a shortage of suitably evaluated campaigns.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: awareness; breast cancer; breast screening; campaigns; intervention; public health psychology
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
Department: School of Social Sciences
SWORD Depositor: Pub Router
Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 10:52
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2019 10:52
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/4389

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