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dc.contributor.authorHagen, Suzanneen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGoodwin, Euniceen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSinclair, Lesleyen_UK
dc.description.abstractObjective: The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to compare outcomes of standing vs seated mammography.  Methods: Five hundred forty women were assessed for ease of getting into position, comfort and pain using visual analog scales. Blinded, independent assessment of film quality and length of time for the mammography procedure were additional outcomes. Results: Among women with previous experience of screening mammography, those who were seated had significantly less difficulty getting into position than those who stood, and they also reported less discomfort. There were no significant differences in these outcomes for the group of women having their first screening mammogram. There was no difference in reported pain between the seated and standing groups, either for first-time or experienced patients. For first-time patients there was a significantly higher percentage of inadequate films in the seated group compared with the standing group. There was no significant difference between groups in the duration of the procedure, either for first-time or experienced patients.  Conclusion: In summary, there were benefits of sitting during mammography for women with previous experience of mammography in terms of improved ease of positioning and comfort. In terms of film quality, there were disadvantages associated with seated mammography for first-time patients, although these might not be clinically significant.en_UK
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Radiologic Technologistsen_UK
dc.relationHagen S, Goodwin E & Sinclair L (2008) Sitting vs standing during screening mammography. Radiologic Technology, 79 (3), pp. 214-220.
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dc.titleSitting vs standing during screening mammographyen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleRadiologic Technologyen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationGlasgow Caledonian Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNHS Ayrshire & Arranen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute for Social Marketingen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorHagen, Suzanne|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGoodwin, Eunice|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSinclair, Lesley|0000-0002-2210-8181en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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