Women’s intentions to self-collect samples for human papillomavirus testing in an organized cervical cancer screening program

@inproceedings{Smith2014WomensIT,
  title={Women’s intentions to self-collect samples for human papillomavirus testing in an organized cervical cancer screening program},
  author={Laurie W. Smith and Fareeza Khurshed and Dirk J T Van Niekerk and Mel Krajden and Sandra B. Greene and Suzanne Havala Hobbs and Andrew J. Coldman and Eduardo L Franco and Gina S Ogilvie},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Mounting evidence affirms HPV testing as an effective cervical cancer screening tool, and many organized screening programs are considering adopting it as primary testing. HPV self-collection has comparable sensitivity to clinician collected specimens and is considered a feasible option in hard-to-reach women. We explored women's intentions to HPV self-collect for cervical cancer screening from a cohort participating in a Canadian randomized controlled cervical cancer screening trial… CONTINUE READING