The authors wish to thank Drs. William Rakowski and James Prochaska for their help in developing survey items.
Determinants of Mammography Intentions Among Prior Screenees and Nonscreenees1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 23, Issue 1, pages 40–51, January 1993
How to Cite
Jepson, C. and Rimer, B. K. (1993), Determinants of Mammography Intentions Among Prior Screenees and Nonscreenees. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 23: 40–51. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1993.tb01003.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
This study examined whether the factors influencing a woman's intention to get a mammogram differ between women who have had mammograms in the past (prior screenees) and those who have not (nonscreenees). Responses to a survey were used to predict mammography intentions separately for two groups of women: those with no previous mammograms and those with one. Among the prior nonscreenees, the variables we examined accounted for nearly half the variance in intentions; among the prior screenees, only one-sixth of the variance was accounted for. This suggests that interventions that succeed in increasing mammography utilization among prior nonscreenees may not necessarily be successful among prior screenees.