The relation of breast cancer staging to screening protocol compliance: a computer simulation study.

Title

The relation of breast cancer staging to screening protocol compliance: a computer simulation study.

Creator

Castro Frank; Carter Kimbroe J; Kessler Edward; Erickson Barbara A; Kseibi Samer A

Publisher

Computers in biology and medicine

Date

2005
2005-02

Description

A computer model based on relational database techniques was used to analyze the relationship between staging and population compliance to a breast cancer screening protocol. Stage distribution data permitted estimates of compliance to the protocol. This relationship followed the equation y=5.83e-2.44x where y was compliance and x was disease stage. Application of this equation to SEER and NCDB data estimated that the levels of compliance never exceeded 16 percent. Results indicated increasing clinical Stage IV disease as population compliance decreased. As the clinical staging increased there was increased sub-clinical Stage IV disease. With regular screening, simulation suggested that mortality would decrease.

Subject

*Computer Simulation; *Models; *Patient Compliance; Adult; Breast Neoplasms/*pathology; Clinical Protocols; Female; Humans; Mammography; Mass Screening/standards; Middle Aged; Neoplasm Staging/*methods; Theoretical

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

91–101

Issue

2

Volume

35

Citation

Castro Frank; Carter Kimbroe J; Kessler Edward; Erickson Barbara A; Kseibi Samer A, “The relation of breast cancer staging to screening protocol compliance: a computer simulation study.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed February 27, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3534.

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