ence," said Tricia Tang, PhD, who was the principal investigator and the designer and administrator of the survey. "By understanding better which factor carries more weight, we can develop interventions, be it patient-based, provider-based, or clinic operations based."
"As stated, women in this study were highly educated and likely well informed about procedures such as mammograms. With more information, expectations are more accurate, thereby minimizing the negative physical and emotional aspects associated with this type of procedure," said Tang.
"The results in the survey were expected," said Marilyn Roubidoux, MD, co-investigator. "After working with patients for many years and doing their biopsies, their beliefs about mammography are revealed in conversations and these now are shown in a more objective way in the survey."
The full results of this study will be presented on Thursday, May 4, 2006 during the American Roentgen Ray Society annual meeting in Vancouver, BC.
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