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Faktorer som gör att kvinnor väljer att inte genomgå mammografiundersökningar
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women in Europe and the greatest cause of death in middle-age women. Every year, breast cancer diagnoses discover approximately 7000 – 9000 cases of breast cancer in women in Sweden. To detect breast cancer at an early stage, women between the ages of 40 – 74 are invited to mammography screening. Despite the advantages of early screening, there are a variety of reasons for why women do not take part in testing. Studies show that the absenteeism is represented by women with a weak economy, are single and come from a different background than the majority population. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the factors that prevent women from undergoing mammography. Method: The method used was a study conducted as a general literature review. Result: The results showed that there are various factors that can affect women who avoid mammography screening such as the high costs, lack of information, culture and fear. Conclusion: The conclusion from the study can be used to better understand the barriers women may face during a mammogram. It highlights the importance radiographer’s role as far as giving information and that the treatment is essential for every woman.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, Mammografi, hinder, deltagare, beteende, erfarenheter
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-56444Local ID: d369bfae-d052-4538-81c8-94e2c30dbd89OAI: diva2:1029831
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Diagnostic Radiology Nursing, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20160608 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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