Predictors of self-reported adherence to mammography screening guidelines in West Virginia women visiting a stationary facility.

Ami Vyas, Sundareswaran Suresh Madhavan, Kimberly Kelly, Aaron Metzger, Judith Schreiman, Scott Remick

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Abstract

The objectives of this study are to describe the characteristics of women age 40 years and above who utilize a stationary mammography facility and to determine the predictors of self-reported adherence to mammography screening guidelines. Data were analyzed using the expanded version of Andersen Behavioral Model of Healthcare Utilization. Of the 1,104 women included in the analysis, 1,019 women (92.3%) reported having had a mammogram in the past two years. In logistic regression after adjusting for all the variables, older age, having health insurance, not having delayed medical care due to transportation problem, being adherent to clinical breast exam (CBE), Pap test and other routine screenings and having positive views about mammography screening significantly predicted adherence to mammography screening. Adherence to mammography screening was very high in this sample, and enabling and need-related factors and positive views about mammography screening predicted adherence to mammography screening guidelines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-26
Number of pages7
JournalThe West Virginia medical journal
Volume110
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

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