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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Lifetime utilization of mammography among Maltese women: a cross-sectional survey
Authors: Marmara, Danika
Marmara, Vincent
Hubbard, Gill
Keywords: Breast cancer
Health beliefs
Illness perceptions
Issue Date: 25-Jan-2018
Citation: Marmara D, Marmara V & Hubbard G (2018) Lifetime utilization of mammography among Maltese women: a cross-sectional survey, BMC Public Health, 18 (1), Art. No.: 182.
Abstract: The knowledge of Maltese women not attending the Maltese Breast Screening Programme (MBSP) for mammography screening is scarce. Previous research has identified two distinct groups of non-attendees: those who do not attend because a mammogram was taken elsewhere and those who never attended for mammography anywhere. It is however unknown which determinants are predictive of lifetime attendance `anywhere' and `real' non-attendance. The present study examines the relationship between ever-using (Lifetime attendees) or never using mammography (Lifetime non-attendees) and psychosocial - as well as sociodemographic factors, with the aim to identify predictors that can inform practice.
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