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Breast screening: participation of women with intellectual disabilities

Willis, Diane

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Abstract

The NHS breast cancer screening programme has resulted in overdiagnosis of breast cancer in the general population. For women with intellectual disabilities, participation has been lower than in the general population. This article considers the effect messages about overdiagnosis of breast cancer may have on those who support women with intellectual disabilities in making decisions about taking part in the programme.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 28, 2013
Online Publication Date May 1, 2013
Publication Date 2013-05
Deposit Date Dec 9, 2015
Print ISSN 1465-8712
Electronic ISSN 2047-8968
Publisher RCN Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 4
Pages 24-26
DOI https://doi.org/10.7748/ldp2013.05.16.4.24.e1422
Keywords Breast cancer, screening, intellectual disabilities
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/9375