Psychological, behavioral, and interpersonal impact of human papillomavirus and Pap test results.

@article{Kahn2005PsychologicalBA,
  title={Psychological, behavioral, and interpersonal impact of human papillomavirus and Pap test results.},
  author={Jessica A Kahn and Gail B. Slap and David I. Bernstein and Linda M Kollar and Abbigail M Tissot and Paula J Adams Hillard and Susan L. Rosenthal},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 7},
  pages={650-9}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to explore the short-term psychological, behavioral, and interpersonal impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) and Pap results in adolescent and young adult women. METHODS Sexually active young women 14-21 years of age were recruited using a purposeful sampling strategy from a hospital-based teen health center. Participants underwent HPV DNA and Pap testing at baseline. At a follow-up visit 2 weeks later, they received test results and participated in… CONTINUE READING

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