Humor in radiological breast cancer screening: a way of improving patient service?

Elisabeth Sartoretti, Thomas Sartoretti, Dow Mu Koh, Sabine Sartoretti-Schefer, Sebastian Kos, Romana Goette, Ricardo Donners, Robyn Benz, Johannes M. Froehlich, Simon Matoori, Peter Dubsky, Tino Plümecke, Rosemarie Forstner, Willibald Ruch, Matthias Meissnitzer, Klaus Hergan, Selina Largiader & Andreas Gutzeit
Abstract Background Breast cancer screening is essential in detecting breast tumors, however, the examination is stressful. In this study we analyzed whether humor enhances patient satisfaction. Methods In this prospective randomized study 226 patients undergoing routine breast cancer screening at a single center during October 2020 to July 2021 were included. One hundred thirty-two were eligible for the study. Group 1 (66 patients) received an examination with humorous intervention, group 2 (66 patients) had a...
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