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A promoting early presentation intervention increases breast cancer awareness in older women after 2 years: A randomised controlled trial

Forbes, L.J.L., Linsell, L., Atkins, L., Burgess, C., Tucker, L., Omar, L., Ramirez, A.J. (2011) A promoting early presentation intervention increases breast cancer awareness in older women after 2 years: A randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Cancer, 105 . pp. 18-21. E-ISSN 1532-1827. (doi:10.1038/bjc.2011.205) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:77970)

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Abstract

Background: We have developed the Promoting Early Presentation (PEP) Intervention to equip older women with the knowledge, skills, confidence and motivation to present promptly with breast symptoms, and thereby improve survival from breast cancer. The PEP Intervention consists of a 10-min interaction between a radiographer and an older woman, supported by a booklet. Our previous report showed that at 1 year, the PEP intervention increased the proportion who were breast cancer aware compared with usual care.

Methods: We randomised 867 women aged 67–70 years attending for their final routine appointment on the National Health Service Breast Screening Programme to receive the PEP Intervention, a booklet alone or usual care. The primary outcome was breast cancer awareness measured using a validated questionnaire asking about knowledge of breast cancer symptoms, knowledge that the risk of breast cancer increases with age and breast checking behaviour.

Results: At 2 years, the PEP Intervention increased the proportion who were breast cancer aware compared with usual care (21 vs 6%; odds ratio 8.1, 95% confidence interval 2.7–25.0).

Conclusions: The uniquely large and sustained effect of the PEP Intervention on breast cancer awareness increases the likelihood that a woman will present promptly should she develop breast cancer symptoms up to many years later.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1038/bjc.2011.205
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints] M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: breast cancer; cancer screening; geriatrics
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Lindsay Forbes
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2019 13:35 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/77970 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Forbes, L.J.L.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4654-9520
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