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Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2011 Jul;157(1):89-93. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2011.02.010. Epub 2011 Mar 25.

Compliance with screening mammography and breast sonography of young Asian women.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

We evaluated compliance with mammography and breast sonography and the factors related to compliance.

STUDY DESIGN:

From August 2005 through July 2006, 1239 asymptomatic women, aged 40-49 years, were enrolled in the study. Compliance in the second year was calculated. Telephone interviews examined the impact of the women's experience during mammography or sonography on adherence to rescreening.

RESULTS:

The rates of compliance with mammography and sonography for breast cancer screening were 73.5% and 80.1%, respectively (p=0.006). More women receiving mammography (12.2%) reported unsatisfactory results (BI-RADS category 0) than those undergoing sonography (6.2%) (p<0.001). During the telephone interview, 74.9% of the women complained of pain during mammography, but none (0%) during sonography (p<0.001); 69.8% felt embarrassed during mammography and 55.6% during sonography (p<0.001). Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that pain (OR 0.096, 95% CI 0.044-0.213) and unsatisfactory examination results (BI-RADS category 0) (OR 0.042, 95% CI 0.020-0.090) were barriers to not following up mammography. Embarrassment (OR 0.645, 95% CI 0.419-0.994) and unsatisfactory examination results (OR 0.169, 95% CI 0.085-0.336) were barriers to not following up sonography.

CONCLUSIONS:

For young Asian women with dense breast tissue, compliance with sonography for breast cancer screening was better than that with mammography.

PMID:
21439713
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejogrb.2011.02.010
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