The impact of breast cancer awareness campaigns on breast screening uptake in British women: a systematic review

Natasha Anastasi, Joanne Lusher

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Abstract

The impact of breast screening awareness campaigns on mammography attendance among British women was explored. British Nursing Index, Medline, PsycINFO, Embase and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health were searched between October 2012 and February 2013. Searches identified research on breast cancer awareness interventions and breast self-examination. In total, 867 articles were identified and 14 met criteria for review. Breast cancer awareness interventions were found to increase the uptake of breast self-examination behaviours and increase the likelihood of breast cancer screening attendance. Predicting the impact of these interventions on survivability and general morbidity/mortality outcomes remains a challenge due to a shortage of suitably evaluated campaigns.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Early online date17 Mar 2017
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes

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