Self-collected cervicovaginal sampling for site-of-care primary HPV-based cervical cancer screening: a pilot study in a rural underserved Greek population.

@article{Chatzistamatiou2017SelfcollectedCS,
  title={Self-collected cervicovaginal sampling for site-of-care primary HPV-based cervical cancer screening: a pilot study in a rural underserved Greek population.},
  author={Kimon Chatzistamatiou and Εkaterini Chatzaki and Τheocharis Constantinidis and Evangelia Nena and Athena Tsertanidou and Theodoros Agorastos},
  journal={Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology},
  year={2017},
  volume={37 8},
  pages={1059-1064}
}
In the present pilot study, the feasibility of a site-of-care cervicovaginal self-sampling methodology for HPV-based screening was tested in 346 women residing in underserved rural areas of Northern Greece. These women provided self-collected cervicovaginal sample along with a study questionnaire. Following molecular testing, using the cobas® HPV Test, Roche®, HPV positive women, were referred to colposcopy and upon abnormal findings, to biopsy and treatment. Participation rate was 100… CONTINUE READING