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Patient preferences versus professional preferences in population screening technology : patient centered decision making in the population screening for breast cancer

Roelvink, Jasmijn (2012) Patient preferences versus professional preferences in population screening technology : patient centered decision making in the population screening for breast cancer.

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Abstract:New technologies are developed to compete with digital mammography in the detection of breast cancer in population screening. The adherence to the screening could increase, due to the comfort of these technologies and the lack of risks. A technology highlighted in this study is the Photoacoustic Mammography (PAM). The influence of different attributes on the implementation process is measured. The importance of efficiency, effectiveness, comfort, and risks will show what a new screening technology should achieve to be able to compete with digital mammography. And to what extent does the patient play a role in this process? Patient centered decision making is gaining attention but is this also the case in the preventive field of the population screening for breast cancer; does the patient prefer an active-, collaborative-, or passive role?
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/62033
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