Psychological Factors and Cancer Screening Uptake in Scotland

  • Those who are slightly more agreeable may not uptake bowel and breast cancer screening but this effect size was small for bowel and medium for breast cancer screening
  • Those who did not participate in breast cancer screening reported being slightly more conscientiousness and emotional stability, with a higher overall quality of life, less happiness, and more anxiety
  • Results may provide insight to individuals who may be targeted for future campaigns to increase cancer screening