Can the uptake of breast screening by Asian women be increased? A randomized controlled trial of a linkworker intervention.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/97032
Title:
Can the uptake of breast screening by Asian women be increased? A randomized controlled trial of a linkworker intervention.
Authors:
Hoare, Tanya; Thomas, C; Biggs, A; Booth, M; Bradley, S; Friedman, E
Abstract:
This study investigates the effectiveness of a linkworker intervention, giving encouragement and explanations about breast screening, on the subsequent attendance for screening by 'Asian' women. The control group received no visits. The study population comprised all women with Asian names, from a batch of general practices where high proportions of patients were Asian, who were invited for screening. It was found that 59 per cent of the intervention group could be contacted by linkworkers. No difference in attendance was found between the intervention and control groups (49 per cent and 47 per cent). Twenty-five per cent of women were permanently or temporarily not resident at the invitation address. Attendance for screening was related to length of stay in the United Kingdom. This type of intervention was not a successful strategy for promoting uptake by Asian women, and indicates that it is essential to evaluate rigorously projects with such objectives.
Affiliation:
Centre for Cancer Epidemiology, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Withington, Manchester.
Citation:
Can the uptake of breast screening by Asian women be increased? A randomized controlled trial of a linkworker intervention. 1994, 16 (2):179-85 J Public Health Med
Journal:
Journal of Public Health Medicine
Issue Date:
Jun-1994
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/97032
PubMed ID:
7946492
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0957-4832
Appears in Collections:
All Paterson Institute for Cancer Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHoare, Tanyaen
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Cen
dc.contributor.authorBiggs, Aen
dc.contributor.authorBooth, Men
dc.contributor.authorBradley, Sen
dc.contributor.authorFriedman, Een
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-21T11:24:36Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-21T11:24:36Z-
dc.date.issued1994-06-
dc.identifier.citationCan the uptake of breast screening by Asian women be increased? A randomized controlled trial of a linkworker intervention. 1994, 16 (2):179-85 J Public Health Meden
dc.identifier.issn0957-4832-
dc.identifier.pmid7946492-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/97032-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the effectiveness of a linkworker intervention, giving encouragement and explanations about breast screening, on the subsequent attendance for screening by 'Asian' women. The control group received no visits. The study population comprised all women with Asian names, from a batch of general practices where high proportions of patients were Asian, who were invited for screening. It was found that 59 per cent of the intervention group could be contacted by linkworkers. No difference in attendance was found between the intervention and control groups (49 per cent and 47 per cent). Twenty-five per cent of women were permanently or temporarily not resident at the invitation address. Attendance for screening was related to length of stay in the United Kingdom. This type of intervention was not a successful strategy for promoting uptake by Asian women, and indicates that it is essential to evaluate rigorously projects with such objectives.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectBreast Canceren
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAppointments and Schedules-
dc.subject.meshBangladesh-
dc.subject.meshBreast Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshCommunication Barriers-
dc.subject.meshCommunity Health Nursing-
dc.subject.meshEngland-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMass Screening-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPakistan-
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance of Health Care-
dc.subject.meshPatient Education as Topic-
dc.subject.meshProgram Evaluation-
dc.titleCan the uptake of breast screening by Asian women be increased? A randomized controlled trial of a linkworker intervention.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCentre for Cancer Epidemiology, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Withington, Manchester.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Public Health Medicineen
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