Patient Perception of Mammogram Guidelines

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Massachusetts, Worcester
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01267877
First received: December 22, 2010
Last updated: December 28, 2010
Last verified: December 2010
  Purpose

The purpose of this study was to determine attitudes regarding the 2009 USPSTF Guidelines for breast cancer screening for women in their 40's and assess the effect of one of two newspaper articles on their attitudes. The population studied was women seeing their private gynecologist for annual exams in the 39-49 year old age group.


Condition Intervention
Attitude
Practice Guideline
Breast Cancer
Other: read unfavorable article prior to answering questions
Other: read favorable article prior to answering questions

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Caregiver)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Patient Perception of Mammogram Guidelines

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Further study details as provided by University of Massachusetts, Worcester:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Willingness to forgo mammograms from age 40-49 [ Time Frame: within 15 minutes of completion of reading assigned article ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Do you feel that the mammogram recommendations safe? [ Time Frame: within 15 minutes of completion of reading assigned article ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Do attitudes regarding the breast cancer screening guidelines differ by acquaintance with breast cancer? [ Time Frame: within 15 minutes of completion of reading assigned article ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Does willingness to forgo mammograms in their 40's differ by previous "false alarms" with mammography? [ Time Frame: within 15 minutes of completion of reading assigned article ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 247
Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Guideline unfavorable article Other: read unfavorable article prior to answering questions
article title: "Taking a hit on healthcare- why that's women's work"
Other Name: Boston Globe, November 19, 2009; Section A17. Joan Vennochi.
Active Comparator: Guideline favorable article Other: read favorable article prior to answering questions
read "A Backlash of Mistrust"
Other Name: Washington Post; November 25, 2009. Ellen Goodman.

Detailed Description:

Subjects completed a baseline questionnaire listing demographics, previous experience with mammograms, and acquaintances with breast cancer. They then were randomly assigned one of two articles (one favorable and one unfavorable) that had been published in the newspaper regarding the USPSTF breast cancer screening guidelines. Their attitudes towards the safety of the guidelines and their willingness to comply with them was then measured.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   39 Years to 49 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • women aged 39-49 seeing their gynecologist for routine preventive care

Exclusion Criteria:

  • women not aged 39-49
  • women with breast cancer
  • women not able to read English
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01267877

Locations
United States, Massachusetts
UMassMemorial Medical Group- Auburn Gyn
Auburn, Massachusetts, United States, 01501
Shrewsbury Ob-Gyn
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, United States, 01545
UMassMemorial Medical Group- OB-GYN
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, United States, 01545
Women's Health of Central Mass
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01608
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dale Magee, M.D., M.S. University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Study Director: AuTumn Davidson, M.D. University of Massachusetts, Worcester
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: B. Dale Magee/ Assistant Professor Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Massachusetts Medical School
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01267877     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OBGYN13730
Study First Received: December 22, 2010
Last Updated: December 28, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Massachusetts, Worcester:
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Patient attitude
Mammogram
Guideline

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 19, 2014