Do patients read breast self-examination booklets?

  title={Do patients read breast self-examination booklets?},
  author={Janette Turner and Ralph Blaney and Gretchen Irwin and William Odling-Smee and Daniel Roy},
  journal={Health education journal},
  volume={40 1},
If a campaign to encourage women to examine their breasts for lumps is to succeed, it is necessary for women to read the literature produced. An attempt was made to estimate whether such literature was read, and in a group of women 90.6 per cent read the booklet, and 15.9 per cent altered their behaviour. There were several other non-numerical indicators which strongly suggested that women read the literature. A large-scale study is now under way.