Navigation Links
New study looks at disconnect between medical and lay expertise
Date:6/1/2011

CORVALLIS, Ore. The Internet is empowering its users more than ever, but the same technology that allows people access to limitless information has also enabled some to combat scientific or medical authority with their personal experiences.

In a recent study published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, Oregon State University sociologist Kristin Barker and graduate student Tasha Galardi looked at the reactions of breast cancer survivors in the wake of the new guidelines published in 2009 by the United States Preventative Service Task Force. Departing from established recommendations, the new guidelines recommend against routine screening mammography for women in their 40s, and suggest that women ages 50 to 74 be screened every other year instead of annually. The guidelines generated media attention and elicited intense anger from breast cancer survivors.

Sampling some of the most popular online breast cancer discussion forums, the researchers found that women used the Internet not only for solidarity and sharing their personal stories, but also to collect their own experiences as a type of evidence to contradict the task force's recommendations. The women were upset because their shared experiences with breast cancer confirmed established wisdom that mammography saves lives, especially theirs.

"We wanted to look at this disconnect between medical and lay expertise, and the outcome in terms of reaction and action from online communities," Barker said.

The researchers did not endorse or reject the task force's recommendations, but instead were more interested in how women used online forums to engage and communicate. One of the repeated messages they saw in the forums was that women used their personal stories to combat scientific findings.

For instance, the report stated that 1,904 women ages 40 to 49 must undergo routine screenings in order to find one person with breast cancer who would benefit fr
'/>"/>

Contact: Kristin Barker
kristin.barker@oregonstate.edu
541-737-5375
Oregon State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Despite Treatment, Employees with Depression Generate Higher Absentee Costs, According to Thomson Reuters Study
2. American Council on Exercise (ACE) Study Reveals Kettlebells Provide Powerful Workout in Short Amount of Time
3. TV drama can be more persuasive than news program, study finds
4. Study carried out into biological risks of eating reptiles
5. Neuroimaging study may pave way for effective Alzheimers treatments
6. Study finds racial gaps continue in heart disease awareness
7. Luth Researchs IndicatorEDG(TM) Study Finds Americans Hopes of Achieving Their Dreams Are Fading
8. First blinded study of venous insufficiency prevalence in MS shows promising results
9. Soothing infants with food focus of childhood obesity study
10. People with anxiety disorder less able to regulate response to negative emotions, study shows
11. American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study Finds Racial Gaps Continue in Heart Disease Awareness, Low Knowledge of Heart Attack Warning Signs Among Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Super Bowl 50 will emanate from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, ... is the Super Bowl. In the two weeks that separate the conference championships and the ... 2016 Super Bowl game will mark the 50th time it has been held and the ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... 31, 2015 , ... Precision Aesthetics is New York’s only Thermage skin tightening ... first provider of Exilis non-surgical fat reduction in New York. Due to its ... large International clientele. Many patients travel to New York to get their non-surgical ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Last week, the Mesothelioma Applied ... can be accessed by visiting http://www.curemeso.org/store . , “Our new store features ... part: whenever a product is purchased, the Meso Foundation receives a $5.00 donation,” ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Sculpted Contours Luxury Medical ... PRO this week. Zeltiq Aesthetics released this new applicator in the United States ... for treating the outer thighs. The original applicator required a 2 hour treatment ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Jacksonville-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, Lakeview ... The medical community, social workers, law enforcement, and government officials are all invited ... effort to better understand and combat sex trafficking. Lead by sex trafficking expert ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cheap 2016 Super Bowl Tickets at Levi's Stadium: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Super Bowl 50 Tickets in Santa Clara, CA at Levi's Stadium 2Health News:Mesothelioma Organization Launches New Store 2Health News:Mesothelioma Organization Launches New Store 3Health News:Cooler Coolsculpting in Atlanta: Treatments Now Twice As Fast 2Health News:Cooler Coolsculpting in Atlanta: Treatments Now Twice As Fast 3Health News:Lakeview Health Links Sex Trafficking and Addiction in Special Jacksonville Educational Workshop 2Health News:Lakeview Health Links Sex Trafficking and Addiction in Special Jacksonville Educational Workshop 3
... syndrome) has been a major killer in the last two ... worldwide and infected a further 8,000. A collaborative group of ... past year screening more than 8,000 existing drugs to find ... 15 existing drugs that have the potential to kill the ...
... the womb of the mother, may have asthma at a ... an 11-year observation of incidence of asthma and other respiratory ... to incidence of asthma in childhood. Passive smoking by the ... of asthma in children. ,Researchers are of the opinion ...
... Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease of the substantia nigra ... first discovered and its symptoms documented in 1817 by the ... in the brain of patients were identified in the 1960s. ... a mystery. , ,In a study done recently it ...
... have found sections of the // chromosomes of lung ... ,In a study in the July 1 issue ... nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array technology, which focuses on the ... chromosomes where genes were either left out or multiplied ...
... autistic children have led to a fear in the world ... epidemic. However a recent report, which was published in the ... is not true. The report points out to certain facts ... ,The study had pointed out that recent changes in the ...
... that walking on a cobblestone mat surface resulted in ... physical performance among the age groups of 60 and ... said that Compared to conventional walking, the experience ... manufactured cobblestone mats improved participants' balance, measures of mobility, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Re –growing Brain cells destroyed by Parkinson’s disease 2Health News:Possible location of lung cancer genes found 2Health News:Cobblestone Walking May Be The Key For Healthy Living. 2
(Date:7/31/2015)... SAN DIEGO , July 31, 2015 ... Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo , ... Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (Headquarters: San Diego, California ... , "NASDAQ: HALO") have signed a clinical collaboration agreement ... , "eribulin") in combination with Halozyme,s investigational drug PEGPH20 ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... HYDERABAD, India , July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Billing and CRM solutions for video, data and cloud ... (PoC) with a leading pharma giant for Internet ... managing different IoT applications offered on subscription model. ... Pharma giant is striving for business ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 30, 2015  ResMed (NYSE: RMD ... definitive agreement to acquire Curative Medical, a ... sleep-disordered breathing medical devices and accessories. ... with ResMed,s global leadership in sleep and respiratory medicine, ... China suffering from sleep-disordered breathing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Eisai and Halozyme Sign Collaboration Agreement to Investigate Eribulin and PEGPH20 in Metastatic Breast Cancer 2Eisai and Halozyme Sign Collaboration Agreement to Investigate Eribulin and PEGPH20 in Metastatic Breast Cancer 3Eisai and Halozyme Sign Collaboration Agreement to Investigate Eribulin and PEGPH20 in Metastatic Breast Cancer 4Eisai and Halozyme Sign Collaboration Agreement to Investigate Eribulin and PEGPH20 in Metastatic Breast Cancer 5Eisai and Halozyme Sign Collaboration Agreement to Investigate Eribulin and PEGPH20 in Metastatic Breast Cancer 6Magnaquest Signs a POC With a Leading Pharma Giant in Europe to Manage Subscription Management and Billing for Internet of Things (IoT) 2ResMed Invests in High-Growth Chinese Sleep and Respiratory Care Market with Curative Medical 2ResMed Invests in High-Growth Chinese Sleep and Respiratory Care Market with Curative Medical 3
... Void in the Local Treatment of Oral Candidiasis in Immunosuppressed ... PLAINSBORO, N.J., Dec. 5 RHEI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced ... antifungal with low dose miconazole in a patented mucoadhesive system, ... last clinical trial conducted for submission of the New Drug ...
... PARK, Calif., Dec. 4 Long-term data published ... Vale Area (MVA),after repair with the MitraClip(R) system ... clinically significant mitral stenosis. Additionally,with two years of ... system required surgery for mitral stenosis. At 12 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:RHEI Pharmaceuticals Announces the Initiation of the Final Clinical Study for Approval of Tibozole in China 2Two-Year Follow-Up Data Demonstrates Preservation of Adequate Mitral Valve Area in Patients Treated with the MitraClip(R) System 2Two-Year Follow-Up Data Demonstrates Preservation of Adequate Mitral Valve Area in Patients Treated with the MitraClip(R) System 3Two-Year Follow-Up Data Demonstrates Preservation of Adequate Mitral Valve Area in Patients Treated with the MitraClip(R) System 4
Solid 14 mm free-swinging blades, suture posts, and stabilizing disk. Dull finish....
Double bent ends prevent wire from catching when pushed forward. Designed for use with the Castroviejo Snare (E3675). Package of 12 stainless steel wires. Overall length 4.3 inches....
... to be used only with the E3671 twisted ... turning the wing nut and the loop can ... by ratchet so that the loop can be ... Overall length - 5.6 inches. Comes with one ...
Pediatric size. Loops retract lids. Polished finish....
Medicine Products: