Do women who screen positive for mental disorders in primary care have lower mammography rates?

Karen E. Lasser, Hamza Zeytinoglu, Elizabeth Miller, Anne E. Becker, Richard C. Hermann, David H. Bor

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Abstract

Disparities in mammography rates have been documented for underserved populations, yet no data are available for women with mental illness in primary care settings. We analyzed data on mammography rates for 526 women age 40-70 who were new patients and completed the Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (PRIME-MD). There were no significant differences in mammography rates among women who screened negative and positive for any mental illness (56% and 53%, respectively). Screening for mental disorders in primary care does not appear to identify women at risk for nonreceipt of mammography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-216
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Internal medicine
  • Prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medicine(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Lasser, K. E., Zeytinoglu, H., Miller, E., Becker, A. E., Hermann, R. C., & Bor, D. H. (2003). Do women who screen positive for mental disorders in primary care have lower mammography rates? General Hospital Psychiatry, 25(3), 214-216. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0163-8343(03)00014-8