Impact of second reminder invitation on uptake of screening and cancer detection in BreastCheck.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233594
Title:
Impact of second reminder invitation on uptake of screening and cancer detection in BreastCheck.
Authors:
Fleming, P; Mooney, T; Fitzpatrick, P
Affiliation:
National Cancer Screening Service, Kings Inn House, 200 Parnell Street, Dublin 1. padraic.fleming@cancerscreening.ie
Citation:
Impact of second reminder invitation on uptake of screening and cancer detection in BreastCheck. 2012, 105 (1):7-9 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233594
PubMed ID:
22397204
Abstract:
This research aims to quantify the impact of reminder invitations on uptake and cancer detection in Ireland. Examination of BreastCheck's clinical database (2000-2010) to determine number of women screened following first invitation and after reminder; comparison by age group and screening phase with outcomes of recall rate, cancer detection and true positive rates. Of 819,182 first invitations sent 448,974 (54.8%) women attended. 245,157 (66.2%) women attended after reminder invitations, increasing uptake by 29.9% to 694,131 (84.7%) and cancers detected by 1,550 (35%). Women awaiting a reminder were less likely recalled for assessment 9,555 (3.9%) than respondents to first invitation 2,887 (4.04%) (p=0.004). Younger, mainly initial women were more likely recalled for assessment after first invitation. There was no difference between cohorts for cancer detection rate or true positive rate. Reminders increased uptake, supporting international evidence. For programme efficiency attendance at first invitation is optimal. For maximum programme effectiveness attendance must be encouraged with reminders.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Age Factors; Aged; Breast Neoplasms; Female; Humans; Ireland; Mass Screening; Middle Aged; National Health Programs; Patient Compliance; Postal Service; Reminder Systems; Retrospective Studies; Risk Factors
ISSN:
0332-3102

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFleming, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMooney, Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Pen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-13T10:09:20Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-13T10:09:20Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-
dc.identifier.citationImpact of second reminder invitation on uptake of screening and cancer detection in BreastCheck. 2012, 105 (1):7-9 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22397204-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/233594-
dc.description.abstractThis research aims to quantify the impact of reminder invitations on uptake and cancer detection in Ireland. Examination of BreastCheck's clinical database (2000-2010) to determine number of women screened following first invitation and after reminder; comparison by age group and screening phase with outcomes of recall rate, cancer detection and true positive rates. Of 819,182 first invitations sent 448,974 (54.8%) women attended. 245,157 (66.2%) women attended after reminder invitations, increasing uptake by 29.9% to 694,131 (84.7%) and cancers detected by 1,550 (35%). Women awaiting a reminder were less likely recalled for assessment 9,555 (3.9%) than respondents to first invitation 2,887 (4.04%) (p=0.004). Younger, mainly initial women were more likely recalled for assessment after first invitation. There was no difference between cohorts for cancer detection rate or true positive rate. Reminders increased uptake, supporting international evidence. For programme efficiency attendance at first invitation is optimal. For maximum programme effectiveness attendance must be encouraged with reminders.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshAge Factors-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshBreast Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMass Screening-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshNational Health Programs-
dc.subject.meshPatient Compliance-
dc.subject.meshPostal Service-
dc.subject.meshReminder Systems-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.titleImpact of second reminder invitation on uptake of screening and cancer detection in BreastCheck.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNational Cancer Screening Service, Kings Inn House, 200 Parnell Street, Dublin 1. padraic.fleming@cancerscreening.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
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