Psychological response to test results in an ovarian cancer screening program: a prospective, longitudinal study.

@article{Andrykowski2004PsychologicalRT,
  title={Psychological response to test results in an ovarian cancer screening program: a prospective, longitudinal study.},
  author={Michael A. Andrykowski and Laura M Boerner and John M. Salsman and Edward L Pavlik},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={622-30}
}
To identify the psychological impact of receipt of an abnormal yet benign screening test result, the authors examined the response to a transvaginal ultrasound screening (TVS) test for ovarian cancer (OC) in asymptomatic women (N=540) undergoing an initial TVS screening test. Interviews were conducted prior to undergoing TVS screening and at 2 weeks and 4 months following this baseline. Women receiving an abnormal yet benign TVS test result (n=33) reported elevated OC-specific, but not general… CONTINUE READING