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dc.contributor.authorSullivan, Sen
dc.contributor.authorSlack-Smith, Len
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Rafaten
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-30T14:06:00Z
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Public Health, 49(6), p. 398-405en
dc.identifier.issn1661-8556en
dc.identifier.issn1661-8564en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/5379en
dc.description.abstractObjectives: The uptake of mammography for breast cancer screening is considerably lower among women with intellectual disability than for women in the general population. The purpose of the present study was to investigate carer perceptions of barriers and enablers to mammography use by these women. Methods: To determine the reasons why women with intellectual disability are not utilising screening services, a series of focus groups were held with social trainers working in accommodation provided for people with intellectual disability. Results: The major themes identified included the need for a medical referral or invitation from the mammography service to motivate people to attend; the belief that many women with intellectual disability would not understand the procedure or why it needs to be done and therefore would experience fear and anxiety to a greater extent than women in the general population; and that physical disabilities comorbid in many of the women would limit their ability to be adequately accommodated by the machines used to take a mammogram. Conclusions: The social trainers agreed that many of the barriers to screening would be difficult to overcome and supported alternative strategies to mammography, such as clinical breast examination.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherBirkhaeuser Verlag AGen
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Public Healthen
dc.titleUnderstanding the use of breast cancer screening services by women with intellectual disabilitiesen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00038-004-3121-zen
dc.subject.keywordsPublic Health and Health Servicesen
local.contributor.firstnameSen
local.contributor.firstnameLen
local.contributor.firstnameRafaten
local.subject.for2008111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.seo2008920507 Womens Healthen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Rural Medicineen
local.profile.emailrhussain@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordpes:1787en
local.publisher.placeSwitzerlanden
local.format.startpage398en
local.format.endpage405en
local.identifier.volume49en
local.identifier.issue6en
local.contributor.lastnameSullivanen
local.contributor.lastnameSlack-Smithen
local.contributor.lastnameHussainen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:rhussainen
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:5506en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleUnderstanding the use of breast cancer screening services by women with intellectual disabilitiesen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
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local.search.authorSullivan, Sen
local.search.authorSlack-Smith, Len
local.search.authorHussain, Rafaten
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