Citation Marmara D, Marmara V & Hubbard G (2018) Lifetime utilization of mammography among Maltese women: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health, 18 (1), Art. No.: 182. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5093-6
Abstract The knowledge of Maltese women not attending the Maltese Breast Screening Programme (MBSP) for mammography screening is scarce. Previous research has identified two distinct groups of non-attendees: those who do not attend because a mammogram was taken elsewhere and those who never attended for mammography anywhere. It is however unknown which determinants are predictive of lifetime attendance `anywhere' and `real' non-attendance. The present study examines the relationship between ever-using (Lifetime attendees) or never using mammography (Lifetime non-attendees) and psychosocial - as well as sociodemographic factors, with the aim to identify predictors that can inform practice.
Keywords Breast cancer; Mammography; Attendance; Non-attendance; Health beliefs; Illness perceptions