mes: Mammography Experience Study data

Description Format Details Source References

Description

Mammography Experience Study data

Format

A data.frame with 412 observations (rows) and 7 variables (columns).

Details

A subset of data from a study to assess factors associated with women's knowledge of and attitude towards mammography.

The observed variable values were modified to protect patient confidentiality.

Columns are:

OBS

Observation/ identification code.

ME

Mammography experience (factor):

0

never

1

within_one_year

2

over_one_year_ago

SYMPT

"You do not need a mammogram unless you have symptoms" (factor):

1

stongly_agree

2

agree

3

disagree

4

strongly_disagree

PB

Perveived benefit of mammography.
This is the sum of five scaled responses, each on a four point scale.
A low value is indicative of a woman with strong agreement with the benefits of mammography.

HIST

Mother or sister with a history of breast cancer? (factor):

0

no

1

yes

BSE

Breast self-exam.
"Has anyone taught you how to examine your own breasts?" (factor):

0

no

1

yes

DETC

"How likely is it that a mammogram could find a new case of breast cancer?" (factor):

1

not_likely

2

somewhat_likely

3

very_likely

Source

Wiley FTP

References

H&L 2nd ed. Page 265. Table 8.1.

Zapka JG, Stoddard A, Maul L, Costanza ME 1991. Interval adherence to mammography screening guidelines. Medical Care 29(8):697–707.
JSTOR (free):
http://www.jstor.org/stable/3766098

Costanza ME, Stoddard AM, Gaw VP, Zapka JG 1992. The risk factors of age and family history and their relationship to screening mammography utilization. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 40(8):774–778. Wiley (paywall)

Zapka JG, Hosmer D, Costanza ME, Harris DR, Stoddard A 1992. Changes in mammography use: economic, need and service factors. American Journal of Public Health 82(10):1345–1351. AJPH (free)


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