Journal article

"A Natural Progression": Australian Women's Attitudes About an Individualized Breast Screening Model

Jocelyn Lippey, Louise A Keogh, G Bruce Mann, Ian G Campbell, Laura E Forrest

CANCER PREVENTION RESEARCH | AMER ASSOC CANCER RESEARCH | Published : 2019

Abstract

Individualized screening is our logical next step to improve population breast cancer screening in Australia. To explore breast screening participants' views of the current program in Victoria, Australia, examine their openness to change, and attitudes toward an individualized screening model, this qualitative work was performed from a population-based breast screening cohort. This work was designed to inform the development of a decision aid to facilitate women's decisions about participating in individualized screening, and to elicit Australian consumer perspectives on the international movement toward individualized breast screening. A total of 52 women participated in one of four focus g..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank the participants who generously donated their time for the focus groups and Lisa Devereaux (LifePool manager). J. Lippey is funded by a practitioner grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), Australia. L. Forrest is funded by a postdoctoral fellowship from the NBCF, Australia. This work was funded through a practitioners grant from NBCF, Australia.