Women's experiences of inaccurate breast cancer screening results: a systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis

Health Quality Ontario
Record ID 32016000935
Authors' recomendations: Qualitative studies provide some insight into how breast cancer screening inaccuracy affects women, including their faith in the screening technology. Although women suffered marked anxiety from experiencing false-positive mammography tests and loss of confidence from false- negative results, these feelings generally did not diminish women's belief in the value of mammography screening. In many cases, the experiences reinforced the importance of risk reduction as well as screening.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2016
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Female
  • Early Detection of Cancer
  • Diagnostic Errors
Organisation Name: Health Quality Ontario
Contact Address: Evidence Development and Standards, Health Quality Ontario, 130 Bloor Street West, 10th floor, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1N5
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