1 Forskningsenheden for Almen Praksis, Eksterne centre, Københavns Universitet2 Department of Public Health, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet3 Section of General Practice, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet4 unknown5 Forskningsenheden for Almen Praksis, Eksterne centre, Københavns Universitet
a multimethod study
Experiencing a false-positive screening mammography can cause considerable psychosocial distress. The Consequences of Screening - Breast Cancer questionnaire (COS-BC parts 1 and 2), recently developed in Denmark, is the only condition-specific questionnaire for measuring short- and long-term psychosocial consequences of false-positive mammographic screening. Additional studies are needed to further test the COS-BC before use across cultures. Furthermore, studies have suggested that the consequences of false-positive screening results are partly common across cancer screening settings, although this hypothesis remains largely untested.
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 2013, Vol 27, Issue 2, p. 475-86