Recent Pap tests among Canadian women: is depression a barrier to cervical cancer screening?

@article{Kaida2008RecentPT,
  title={Recent Pap tests among Canadian women: is depression a barrier to cervical cancer screening?},
  author={Angela Kaida and Ian Colman and Patricia A Janssen},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 7},
  pages={1175-81}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that depression is associated with both lower use of preventive cancer screening programs and lower probability of cancer survival. Given the increasing incidence of depression among Canadian women, this study sought to determine if recent Pap testing varies by the presence of depression. METHODS This population-based study used cross-sectional, self-reported data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) Cycle 3.1 (2005) to estimate the… CONTINUE READING