Evid Based Nurs doi:10.1136/ebn1082
  • Therapeutics
  • Randomised controlled trial

A web-based tailored educational intervention increases positive perceptions of mammography and intention to obtain mammography compared to standardised mammography brochures among Taiwanese women

  1. Maggi Banning
  1. School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK
  1. Correspondence to Maggi Banning
    School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Mary Seacole Building, Brunel University, Uxbridge UB8 3PH, UK; maggi.banning{at}
  • Published Online First 30 July 2010

Commentary on:


Interventions to increase breast health awareness are not new.1 Several approaches have been used including telephone outcall interventions and practice-based interventions.2 The Transtheoretical model (TTM) is a health behavioural tool that has assessed mammographic screening practices among women of differing demography.3 The TTM model proposes that health behaviour can be classified into varying progression phases, for example, in terms of mammographic screening a precontemplator may be an unscreened woman with no intention o commence screening.3 At this stage, a woman can be targeted to hopefully become aware of the benefits of breast cancer screening, particularly the detection of early stage breast cancer when the cancer is not clinically significant. …

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