Factors Influencing Surveillance Mammography Adherence Among Breast Cancer Survivors.

Factors Influencing Surveillance Mammography Adherence Among Breast Cancer Survivors. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2019 Nov 01;46(6):701-714 Authors: Jang MK, Hershberger PE, Kim S, Collins E, Quinn LT, Park CG, Ferrans CE Abstract PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: Many breast cancer survivors fail to engage in surveillance mammography to detect new and recurrent cancers. This review identifies factors promoting or inhibiting breast cancer survivors' participation in recommended surveillance mammography. LITERATURE SEARCH: This integrative review included all English-language studies published from 2000 to 2017, identified in CINAHL®, PsycINFO®, Embase®, and MEDLINE® via PubMed®. DATA EVALUATION: 23 studies met the inclusion criteria and were analyzed and synthesized. SYNTHESIS: 19 factors influencing mammography adherence were identified and organized into a conceptual model with two major categories. IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH: The new model of predictors of mammography adherence can provide guidance for identifying individuals at greatest risk for nonadherence, as well as development of new interventions to address barriers to regular mammography screening, to promote early detection of new and recurrent cancers and improved survival rates. PMID: 31626613 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Oncology Nursing Forum - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Oncol Nurs Forum Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 13 November 2019Source: American Journal of Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Ethan O. Cohen, Olena O. Weaver, Hilda H. Tso, Karen E. Gerlach, Jessica W.T. Leung
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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