PMID: 1520168May 1, 1992Paper

An analysis of reported discomfort caused by mammographic X-ray amongst attenders at an Australian pilot breast screening program

Australasian Radiology
J CockburnT De Luise

Abstract

The aims of the study were to describe levels of discomfort experienced by women undergoing screening mammography; examine correlates of discomfort experienced and to examine whether the degree of discomfort experienced was perceived as a deterrent for re-screening. The study involved ninety five attenders at the pilot mammography screening program in Melbourne, Victoria. Women completed a questionnaire one or two days after having a screening mammogram. Pain was assessed on a seven point scale. Information was obtained on a number of possible correlates such as breast tenderness, perceptions of the service received and expectations of discomfort. Eighty-eight women were re-interviewed three months later about recall of discomfort and whether this would deter them from future mammography. Results were as follows: Thirty per cent of women reported no discomfort, 60% mild or moderate discomfort and 10% severe discomfort or worse. The degree of discomfort reported was not significantly related to age, breast tenderness in the previous three days, previous symptoms, previous mammographic experience, or outcome of visit. The degree of discomfort was related to retrospectively reported expectation of discomfort (r = .336; p = .001); ...Continue Reading

References

May 20, 1991·The Medical Journal of Australia·T B Hugh
Jan 1, 1990·Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences·B P Alter
Nov 1, 1989·Australasian Radiology·M D BrewR J Chisholm
Jul 1, 1988·Preventive Medicine·D N RutledgeA C Winfield
Mar 1, 1988·Archives of Internal Medicine·P C StomperP D Allen
Aug 1, 1988·Radiology·V P JacksonD J Smith

❮ Previous
Next ❯

Citations

Sep 1, 1996·European Journal of Cancer : Official Journal for European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) [and] European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)·A R AroJ Lönnqvist
Feb 5, 2003·Journal of Pain and Symptom Management·Rama SapirNathan I Cherny
Aug 10, 2000·Breast Cancer Research and Treatment·M E Keemers-GelsT H Wobbes
Aug 23, 2001·AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology·B C YankaskasD A Desrochers
Jul 24, 2008·Radiology·Colleen K LambertzJames R Maxwell
Feb 15, 2000·Radiology·J R DullumJ A Mayer
Jul 21, 2009·Primary Care·Jeffrey A Tice, Karla Kerlikowske
Mar 6, 2008·Women's Health Issues : Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health·Ronit AlmogGad Rennert
Apr 2, 2013·The Breast : Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology·Patsy WhelehanSteve Macgillivray
Aug 30, 2007·Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health·Julia BrothertonAndrew Page
Feb 5, 1999·The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery·B T StewartP Allen
May 31, 2001·Australasian Radiology·F J Andrews
Jul 3, 2004·Australasian Radiology·Jennifer N Cawson, Frank A Malara
Aug 1, 1997·Australasian Radiology·A Poulos, M Rickard
Jun 5, 2003·Australasian Radiology·Ann PoulosRobert Heard
Jan 1, 1995·Journal of Medical Screening·J CockburnD Reading

❮ Previous
Next ❯

Related Concepts

Trending Feeds

COVID-19

Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Blastomycosis

Blastomycosis fungal infections spread through inhaling Blastomyces dermatitidis spores. Discover the latest research on blastomycosis fungal infections here.

Nuclear Pore Complex in ALS/FTD

Alterations in nucleocytoplasmic transport, controlled by the nuclear pore complex, may be involved in the pathomechanism underlying multiple neurodegenerative diseases including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Dementia. Here is the latest research on the nuclear pore complex in ALS and FTD.

Applications of Molecular Barcoding

The concept of molecular barcoding is that each original DNA or RNA molecule is attached to a unique sequence barcode. Sequence reads having different barcodes represent different original molecules, while sequence reads having the same barcode are results of PCR duplication from one original molecule. Discover the latest research on molecular barcoding here.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Evolution of Pluripotency

Pluripotency refers to the ability of a cell to develop into three primary germ cell layers of the embryo. This feed focuses on the mechanisms that underlie the evolution of pluripotency. Here is the latest research.

Position Effect Variegation

Position Effect Variagation occurs when a gene is inactivated due to its positioning near heterochromatic regions within a chromosome. Discover the latest research on Position Effect Variagation here.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.

Microbicide

Microbicides are products that can be applied to vaginal or rectal mucosal surfaces with the goal of preventing, or at least significantly reducing, the transmission of sexually transmitted infections. Here is the latest research on microbicides.