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Les freins au dépistage organisé du cancer du sein chez les femmes réunionnaises de plus de 65 ans : étude quantitative

Abstract : Introduction: The rate of participation in the organised screening program in Reunion is similar to that of the program in France, up until 65 years of age. After patients reach 65 years of age, we witness a fall in the rate of participation in Reunion. The primary objective of our study is to show the factors which prohibit the patients from participating in the breast cancer screening program. The secondary objective is to study how much influence the geographic location and age have on the rate of participation. Method: Descriptive cross-sectional study, gathered through telephone reviews using a structured interview schedule. Sample chosen at random. Results: 126 questionnaires were undertaken, 34.1% (CI 95% [25.8 ; 42.4]) do not take part in the screening as they do not feel concerned by the issue. Patients in the South and West of the island felt less concerned than those in the North-East. 21.4% (CI 95% [14.3 ; 28.6]) do not take part in the organised screening because they undergo individual screenings. The obstacles are not modified according to age. Conclusion: The main barrier to organised breast cancer screening is that the patients do not feel concerned by the issue, particularly in the South and West of the island. Awareness campaigns within this age group could be done with emphasis on the difference between screening and diagnosis and the fact that testing continues until 74 years of age.
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Elsa Potapoff. Les freins au dépistage organisé du cancer du sein chez les femmes réunionnaises de plus de 65 ans : étude quantitative. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2015. ⟨dumas-01167511⟩

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