Metodi per aumentare la partecipazione ai programmi di screening oncologici.

Translated title of the contribution: [Methods to increase participation in cancer screening programmes].

Paolo Giorgi Rossi, Laura Camilloni, Carla Cogo, Antonio Federici, Eliana Ferroni, Giacomo Furnari, Livia Giordano, Grazia Grazzini, Anna Iossa, Beatriz Jimenez, Mauro Palazzi, Fabio Palazzo, Teresa Spadea, Carlo Senore, Piero Borgia, Gabriella Guasticchi

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to synthesize scientific evidences about methods to increase cervical, breast and colorectal cancer screening participation. a multidisciplinary working group has been set up to define the scope of the report and to conduct the evaluation. The scope and the final evaluation have been submitted to a stakeholder committee, including the Ministry of Health, the National Screening Observatory, regional screening program coordinators, scientific societies, and Lega Italiana Lotta ai Tumori, for comments and integrations. A systematic review of the principal biomedical and social literature databases was conducted to identify experimental and observational studies, updating the existing review by Jepson and coll. (Health Technol Assess. 2000;4(14):i-vii, 1-133). 5900 have been identified, 900 relevant for the topic.Among those, 148 reported quantitative information on intervention efficacy, other 90 came from the previous review. Organised screening programmes, based on invitation letter or on GP involvement,were consistently effective in increasing participation compared to spontaneous screening. Interventions are classified according to their target: individual, community, test simplification, health operators, health service organization. The report presents meta-analyses on efficacy, analyses of cost-effectiveness, impact on organisation and social inequality, and ethical and legal issues, of all the intervention reported in the literature. there are several interventions consistently effective in any context, some of them have minimal impact on costs and health service resources.

Translated title of the contribution[Methods to increase participation in cancer screening programmes].
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1-104
Number of pages104
JournalEpidemiologia e prevenzione
Issue number1 Suppl 1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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