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|Title: ||Depression, Psychological Distress and Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening: A Population-based Study in Ontario Women|
|Authors: ||Vigod, Simone Natalie|
|Advisor: ||Goering, Paula N.|
|Department: ||Health Policy, Management and Evaluation|
breast cancer screening
cervical cancer screening
|Issue Date: ||31-May-2011|
|Abstract: ||Purpose: The objective of this study was to investigate both depression and psychological distress as determinants of breast and cervical cancer screening.
Methods: Ontario female respondents to the Canadian Community Health Survey version 1.2 (2002) were assessed for both Major Depressive Disorder (World Mental Health-Composite International Diagnostic Interview for depression) and psychological distress (Kessler 6-item Distress Scale (K6)>/= 8). Respondents eligible for screening (N=4042 for cervical cancer; N=1403 for breast cancer) were linked to Ontario administrative health service data to prospectively ascertain screening outcomes.
Results: Women with K6 >/= 8 had reduced breast cancer screening compliance in adjusted analyses (AOR 0.63, 95% CI 0.40-0.97). The association between K6 >/= 8 and cervical cancer screening approached significance in women over age 40 (AOR=0.65, 95%CI 0.41-1.04).
Conclusion: Decreased likelihood of screening in women with clinically significant psychological distress suggests that attention to adequacy of preventive services is a potential target for intervention.|
|Appears in Collections:||Master|
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