“I was keen to go on a clinical trial. I wanted to try new cancer treatments and hopefully help future generations.”
A study looking at women's experiences of mammograms (WEM_Qual)
Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.
This study is looking at women’s experiences of having a mammogram.
How pleasant or unpleasant the experience of having a mammogram is can influence whether a woman will come back for her next one. The researchers will ask women about their experience of having a mammogram to better understand their thoughts and feelings about it.
They will also ask
The aim of this study is to better understand women’s experiences of mammograms.
Who can enter
You may be able to enter this trial if you have your mammograms at NHS Lothian or St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.
You cannot enter this trial if
- Your mammogram showed you may have breast cancer
- You have already had breast cancer
This study will recruit up to 35 women.
You will be sent a letter of invitation. This will include
- A letter introducing the study
- Information about the study
- A pre paid reply slip
If you are interested in taking part, you fill in the reply slip and return it. A member of the team will call you to talk about the study. If you are willing to take part, they will arrange to meet you. The meeting can take place in your home, at the hospital or another place convenient to you both.
At the interview the researcher will ask you to tell her in your own words what having a mammogram was like for you. They want to know what was good about it, as well as what was not so good. They will also ask you what you think makes having a mammogram more or less uncomfortable or unpleasant. The interview will take 45 minutes to an hour.
The interview will be audio recorded, to be typed up later. You will not be named anywhere in the recording or the typed document.
The researches will also recruit 32 radiographers who do mammograms at NHS Lothian and St Bartholomew’s Hospital. They will ask them what they have seen in their work and how women respond to having a mammogram. Their interviews will also be audio recorded to be typed up later. And they will not be named anywhere in the recording or the typed document.
You have 1 interview arranged at place convenient to you.
As you will be talking about breast cancer screening, this may make you think about breast cancer. This may cause you some distress.
How to join a clinical trial
Please note: In order to join a trial you will need to discuss it with your doctor, unless otherwise specified.
Ms Patsy Whelehan
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer
Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR)
University of Dundee