Self-collected HPV testing improves participation in cervical cancer screening: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Racey2013SelfcollectedHT,
  title={Self-collected HPV testing improves participation in cervical cancer screening: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Christopher Racey and Diana R. Withrow and Dionne Gesink},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  year={2013},
  volume={104 2},
  pages={
          e159-66
        }
}
OBJECTIVE HPV testing has emerged as an effective cervical cancer screening test. The use of HPV self-testing has the potential to address many barriers to screening and reach at-risk women through engagement in screening. However, there is a need to examine the evidence for whether offering self-collected HPV testing in practice increases screening compliance. The objective of this review is to determine to what extent providing self-collected HPV testing increases screening participation in… CONTINUE READING

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