Promoting Early Presentation (PEP) intervention for breast cancer in primary care project data

  • Jackie Campbell (Creator)
  • Michelle Pyer (Contributor)
  • Stephen Rogers (Contributor)
  • Amanda-Jane Ramirez (Contributor)
  • Lindsay Forbes (Contributor)



The intervention (the Promoting Early Presentation (PEP) Intervention) was originally developed by Kings College, London and was the subject of a successful randomised control trial of older women aged 67+ attending for mammography screening, where the intervention was delivered by
radiographers. The ultimate aim of the PEP Intervention is to equip women with the knowledge, skills, confidence and motivation to present promptly to their GPs on discovering breast symptoms, and thereby improve survival. The study found that the PEP intervention increased breast cancer awareness more than four-fold after two years compared with usual care.This follow-on research project aimed to determine the efficacy of the intervention when it is delivered in a general practice setting. The main health outcome of interest is breast cancer awareness, measured during recruitment to the project, one month after receiving the intervention and twelve months after receiving the intervention.
Date made available3 Feb 2022
PublisherUniversity of Northampton
Temporal coverageJul 2012 - Jul 2013
Date of data productionJul 2012 - Jul 2013
Geographical coverageNorthamptonshire, UK

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