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'I come because I am called': Recruitment and Participation in Mammography Screening in Uppsala, Sweden


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Willis, KF (2008) 'I come because I am called': Recruitment and Participation in Mammography Screening in Uppsala, Sweden. Health Care for Women International, 29 (2). pp. 135-150. ISSN 0739-9332

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In this article I report on research investigating factors associated with participation in mammography screening in Sweden. I conducted semistructured interviews with 32 women aged 40-49 years who attended mammography screening in rural Sweden. Study participants undertook screening in the context of a health system in which women aged 40 years and above are contacted by mail with an appointment time to attend for screening. Study participants placed great value on this system, and trust was expressed in health authorities. Availability of local screening facilities was also highly valued by study participants.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: mammography screening, Sweden, qualitative
Journal or Publication Title: Health Care for Women International
Page Range: pp. 135-150
ISSN: 0739-9332
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1080/07399330701738143
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Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2008 00:08
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:51
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