What are the requirements for patient-centered breast imaging? Communication preferences of mammography patients in Turkey


Doğan S., Erdoğan N. , İmamoğlu H.

HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL, vol.41, no.5, pp.524-531, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07399332.2019.1610406
  • Title of Journal : HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.524-531

Abstract

We have investigated communication preferences of mammography results in 90 patients through a structured interview approach. About 81% of patients expressed that they wanted to get the results, and 18% expressed that getting the results does not help if they are incomprehensible. In patients who want to get the results, 80% preferred face-to-face interaction with physicians, whereas the others preferred other modes of communication to prevent loss of time. Majority of patients infavor of face-to-face interaction (57%) preferred both the referring physician and the radiologist. Comprehensibility and fast delivery of reports, plus direct communication with radiologists are the requirements in mammography patients while implementing patient-centered radiology.