Mammography – helping women with learning disabilities to prepare

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Previous studies have suggested that women with learning disabities can feel frustrated at their lack of preparation for attendance for a mammogram.

Here Rosalyn Hithersay looks at a study, which sets out to develop a measure of preparedness for the procedure.

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More accessible information needed to improve uptake of mammography by women with learning disabilities

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The uptake for breast mammography remains low for women with learning disabilities, despite a number of policy developments and guidelines in recent years.  This study set out to understand better the experiences of women with learning disabilities undergoing breast mammography. The study team worked with four focus groups involving 19 women identified as having a [read the full story…]