Attitudes of women in their forties toward the 2009 USPSTF mammogram guidelines: a randomized trial on the effects of media exposure.

@article{Davidson2011AttitudesOW,
  title={Attitudes of women in their forties toward the 2009 USPSTF mammogram guidelines: a randomized trial on the effects of media exposure.},
  author={Autumn S. Davidson and Xun Liao and bob. magee},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={205 1},
  pages={30.e1-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to assess women's attitudes toward 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force mammography screening guideline changes and evaluate the role of media in shaping opinions. STUDY DESIGN Two hundred forty-nine women, aged 39-49 years, presenting for annual examinations randomized to read 1 of 2 articles, and survey completion comprised the design of the study. RESULTS Eighty-eight percent overestimated the lifetime breast cancer (BrCa) risk. Eighty-nine… CONTINUE READING