Promoting Early Presentation intervention sustains increased breast cancer awareness in older women for three years: A randomized controlled trial

Kaushal, Aradhna and Ramirez, Amanda J. and Warburton, Fiona and Forster, Alice S. and Linsell, Louise and Burgess, Caroline and Tucker, Lorraine and Omar, Lynne and Forbes, Lindsay J.L. (2016) Promoting Early Presentation intervention sustains increased breast cancer awareness in older women for three years: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Screening, . ISSN 0969-1413. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0969141316667408) (Full text available)

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Abstract

Objective In a randomized controlled trial, the Promoting Early Presentation intervention increased older women’s breast cancer awareness after two years. We investigated whether this increase was sustained at three years, and the effect on breast screening self-referral. Methods We randomly allocated 867 women attending their final invited breast screening appointment to the Promoting Early Presentation intervention or usual care. We examined breast cancer awareness after three years and breast screening self-referrals after four years. Results Women in the Promoting Early Presentation intervention arm had higher breast cancer awareness at three years than the usual care arm (odds ratio: 10.4; 95% confidence interval: 3.1 to 34.8). There were no differences in proportions self-referring for breast screening between arms, but statistical power was limited. Conclusion The Promoting Early Presentation intervention has a sustained effect on breast cancer awareness in older women. The effect on self-referral for breast screening is unclear.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Cancer early diagnosis, cancer screening, breast cancer awareness, health knowledge, attitudes, practice
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2016 13:06 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2017 23:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57885 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Forbes, Lindsay J.L.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4654-9520
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