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Breast screening: a randomised controlled trial in UK general practice of three interventions designed to increase uptake.

Authors
  • Sharp, D J
  • Peters, T J
  • Bartholomew, J
  • Shaw, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of epidemiology and community health
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1996
Volume
50
Issue
1
Pages
72–76
Identifiers
PMID: 8762358
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A personal letter from the GP seems to be at least as effective at increasing the uptake of breast screening in non-attenders as a nurse making a home visit to discuss the issue of breast screening, and is not noticeably less effective than a visit at which a health education intervention is delivered. It is possible that the GP letter is considerably more effective than either of the two interview-based interventions. With regard to implementing strategies which will increase breast screening uptake and are cost effective, further trials of similar minimal interventions in primary care are required.

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