How do you decide? Informed choice in the mammography-screening-programme (InEMa 2.0) ? A longitudinal analysis of information- and participation behaviour
12/2017 bis 12/2019
Prof. Dr. Petra Kolip, Bielefeld University, School of Public Health, WG 4 Prevention and Health Promotion
Prof. Dr. Jacob Spallek, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Institute of Health, FG Health Sciences
Prof. Dr. Doris Schaeffer, Bielefeld University, School of Public Health, WG 6 Health Services Research and Nursing Science
Own resources of the School of Public Health, Bielefeld University and the Department of Health Sciences, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg
Mammography screening is offered to women from the age of 50 to 69 as a measure for early detection of breast cancer. Themammography screening, however hassome advantages as well as drawbacks. Therefore informed choice for or against participation in the mammography screening programme plays an important role. Therefore, the first InEMa Survey (2012-2014) examined theproportion of informedchoices for or against participation in the mammography screening program among the German population and especially among women with a Turkish migration background. Furthermore, it was assessed which personal and environmental factors affect informed choice for or against participation in the screening programme.The results showed that only about 27 percent of the women made an informed choice for or against participation. Among womenwith aTurkish migration background the proportion was even lower. .
The aim of the project is
- to carry out a longitudinal study of informed choice and "screening careers",
- to add current behaviour, information and attitude to the already existing data on participation behavior and informed choice at the initial decision for or against the participation in the screening,
- to consider other relevant topics (such as diagnostic aspects and health literacy).
About 1000 women who have already participated in the first InEMa study will be invited again to complete a postal questionnaire about several aspects of participation, the informed choice and other relevant issues.
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