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Acceptability of self-taken vaginal swabs and first-catch urine samples for the diagnosis of urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae with an amplified DNA assay in young women attending a public health sexually transmitted disease clinic.
Sex Transm Dis. 2006 Aug; 33(8):491-5.ST

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

Public health efforts are needed to encourage young women to get tested for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC).

GOAL

To assess the acceptability and feasibility of 2 noninvasive diagnostic approaches.

STUDY DESIGN

Participants of this cross-sectional survey were 413 young women (age 16-35) who underwent STD testing by self-taken vaginal swab (SVS) and a first-catch urine sample (FCU) by nucleic acid amplification test (BDProbTec) and filled out a questionnaire.

RESULTS

CT and GC were diagnosed in 10.9% (45/413) and 1.5% (6/413). Eleven percent of the participants who never previously had an STD examination (68%) tested STD positive. SVS and FCU were almost uniformly reported as easy to perform and preferred above gynecologic examination.

CONCLUSIONS

Using SVS combined with FCU can be an important enhancing tool in public health approaches. Acceptability among potential patients is high, enabling the noninvasive detection of STDs that would otherwise remain undetected and untreated.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Infectious Diseases, South Limburg Public Health Service, Heerlen, The Netherlands. hoebec@ggdozl.nlNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16547452

Citation

Hoebe, Christian J P A., et al. "Acceptability of Self-taken Vaginal Swabs and First-catch Urine Samples for the Diagnosis of Urogenital Chlamydia Trachomatis and Neisseria Gonorrhoeae With an Amplified DNA Assay in Young Women Attending a Public Health Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic." Sexually Transmitted Diseases, vol. 33, no. 8, 2006, pp. 491-5.
Hoebe CJ, Rademaker CW, Brouwers EE, et al. Acceptability of self-taken vaginal swabs and first-catch urine samples for the diagnosis of urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae with an amplified DNA assay in young women attending a public health sexually transmitted disease clinic. Sex Transm Dis. 2006;33(8):491-5.
Hoebe, C. J., Rademaker, C. W., Brouwers, E. E., ter Waarbeek, H. L., & van Bergen, J. E. (2006). Acceptability of self-taken vaginal swabs and first-catch urine samples for the diagnosis of urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae with an amplified DNA assay in young women attending a public health sexually transmitted disease clinic. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 33(8), 491-5.
Hoebe CJ, et al. Acceptability of Self-taken Vaginal Swabs and First-catch Urine Samples for the Diagnosis of Urogenital Chlamydia Trachomatis and Neisseria Gonorrhoeae With an Amplified DNA Assay in Young Women Attending a Public Health Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic. Sex Transm Dis. 2006;33(8):491-5. PubMed PMID: 16547452.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Acceptability of self-taken vaginal swabs and first-catch urine samples for the diagnosis of urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae with an amplified DNA assay in young women attending a public health sexually transmitted disease clinic. AU - Hoebe,Christian J P A, AU - Rademaker,Christiaan W, AU - Brouwers,Elfi E H G, AU - ter Waarbeek,Henriëtte L G, AU - van Bergen,Jan E A M, PY - 2006/3/21/pubmed PY - 2006/10/13/medline PY - 2006/3/21/entrez SP - 491 EP - 5 JF - Sexually transmitted diseases JO - Sex Transm Dis VL - 33 IS - 8 N2 - OBJECTIVES: Public health efforts are needed to encourage young women to get tested for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC). GOAL: To assess the acceptability and feasibility of 2 noninvasive diagnostic approaches. STUDY DESIGN: Participants of this cross-sectional survey were 413 young women (age 16-35) who underwent STD testing by self-taken vaginal swab (SVS) and a first-catch urine sample (FCU) by nucleic acid amplification test (BDProbTec) and filled out a questionnaire. RESULTS: CT and GC were diagnosed in 10.9% (45/413) and 1.5% (6/413). Eleven percent of the participants who never previously had an STD examination (68%) tested STD positive. SVS and FCU were almost uniformly reported as easy to perform and preferred above gynecologic examination. CONCLUSIONS: Using SVS combined with FCU can be an important enhancing tool in public health approaches. Acceptability among potential patients is high, enabling the noninvasive detection of STDs that would otherwise remain undetected and untreated. SN - 0148-5717 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16547452/Acceptability_of_self_taken_vaginal_swabs_and_first_catch_urine_samples_for_the_diagnosis_of_urogenital_Chlamydia_trachomatis_and_Neisseria_gonorrhoeae_with_an_amplified_DNA_assay_in_young_women_attending_a_public_health_sexually_transmitted_disease_clinic_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/01.olq.0000204619.87066.28 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -