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, cilt.41, ss.524-531, 2020 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 41 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/07399332.2019.1610406
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.524-531


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.