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  • SOC8: What influence patients’ decisions to participate in the Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Screening Program?
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What influence patients’ decisions to participate in the Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Screening Program?

Authors: Lotte Groth Jensen, Claus Loevschall, Anne Lee

Internal reviewers: Felix Gurtner, Allessandra Lo Scalzo

The general attendance rate at screening is reported as high (SAF6). A Danish cohort study inviting 4404 males of 65-73 years of age showed an attendance rate of 76% after postal invitation to AAA screening. The possibility of changing the time and date, and re-invitation increased the attendance rate by 11%. A significantly higher prevalence of AAA was found by secondary attendance compared with primary attendance (6.3% vs. 3.9%). Low age, high social class, being married, short travel distance to screening facility, and cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases were independent predictors for participation. Cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and secondary recruitment were independent predictors for AAA {35}.

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Jensen L et al. Result Card SOC8 In: Jensen L et al. Social aspects In: Jefferson T, Vicari N, Frønsdal K [eds.]. Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Screening [Core HTA], Agenzia nationale per i servizi sanitari regionali (age.na.s), Italy; 2013. [cited 30 June 2022]. Available from: http://corehta.info/ViewCover.aspx?id=106

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