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Pain during mammography: implications for breast screening programmes

journal contribution
posted on 01.01.2001, 00:00 authored by Fiona AndrewsFiona Andrews
Pain experienced during mammography can deter women from attending for breast cancer screening. Review of the current literature on pain experienced during mammography reveals three main areas of interest: reports of the frequency of pain, identification of predictors of pain and strategies for responding to pain. Implications of this literature for breast screening programmes include the need for appropriate measurements of pain during mammography that are valid for screening populations, a further understanding of organizational factors involved in screening programmes that may be predictors of pain and for the development of valid strategies for responding to pain within breast screening programmes.

History

Journal

Australasian radiology

Volume

45

Issue

2

Pagination

113 - 117

Publisher

Blackwell Publishing Asia

Location

Carlton, Vic.

ISSN

1440-1673

eISSN

1754-9485

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2001, Blackwell Publishing Asia