Table 1.

Physicians’ attitudes and practice behaviour regarding screening mammography in women aged 40 to 49 at average risk of breast cancer: N = 52.

PRACTICE ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOUROVERALL, N (%)WCH, N (%)SHSC, N (%)P VALUE
Offers screening24 (46)20 (83)4 (17).004
Believes screening is not necessary21 (40)9 (43)12 (57).04
Will screen if patient asks25 (48)12 (48)13 (52).09
Promotes BSE13 (26)6 (46)7 (54).32
Promotes BA42 (81)29 (69)13 (31).03
  • BA—breast awareness, BSE—breast self-examination, SHSC—Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, WCH—Women’s College Hospital.