'If I feel something wrong, then I will get a mammogram': understanding barriers and facilitators for mammography screening among Chilean women.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Family practice, Volume 27, Issue 1, p.85-92 (2010)


2010, Aged, Attitude to Health, Breast Neoplasms, Breast Self-Examination, Center-Authored Paper, Chile, Collaborative Data Services Core Facility, Female, Focus Groups, Humans, Mammography, Middle Aged, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Public Health Sciences Division, Questionnaires, Shared Resources


Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer among women in Chile and in many Latin American countries. Breast cancer screening is an effective strategy to reduce mortality, but it has a very low compliance among Chilean women.