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Women's Attitudes Toward Cervicovaginal Self-Sampling for High-Risk HPV Infection on the US-Mexico Border.
J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2015 Oct; 19(4):323-8.JL

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The purpose of this study was to assess the acceptability and intention to use cervicovaginal self-sampling for high-risk human papillomavirus infection after receiving an educational intervention among the predominantly Hispanic population residing along the US-Mexico border.

METHODS

Women received an educational intervention about cervical cancer prevention through screening with conventional cytology and with self-sampling for high-risk human papillomavirus. After the educational intervention, women performed the self-sampling test. Women's attitudes toward the self-sampling test and cervical cytology were assessed and compared.

RESULTS

A total of 110 women aged 30 to 65 years completed the study. The mean (SD) age of the population was 48 (9.3) years. Most (87%) self-identified as being Hispanic and half were born in Mexico; 16% had not had cervical cytology done in 3 years. Self-sampling was more acceptable than cervical cytology; mean (SD) acceptability scores were 25.0 (2.9) and 22.7 (3.0), respectively, with the maximum possible score being 28 (p < .001). A large proportion (42.7%) of women preferred both tests equally. We found high intention to use and recommend self-sampling. Contrary to previous studies, there were no differences between cervical cytology and self-sampling regarding women's concerns about performing the test well and the accuracy of the test, which we attribute to the educational intervention.

CONCLUSION

The high acceptability of self-sampling after participants received education about the test and the reported intention to use it if made available add to the evidence on the feasibility of integrating self-testing within cervical cancer screening guidelines.

Authors+Show Affiliations

1Department of Family and Community Medicine, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX, USA; 2Department of Public Health, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX; and 3Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, El Paso, TX.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26360234

Citation

Penaranda, Eribeth, et al. "Women's Attitudes Toward Cervicovaginal Self-Sampling for High-Risk HPV Infection On the US-Mexico Border." Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, vol. 19, no. 4, 2015, pp. 323-8.
Penaranda E, Molokwu J, Flores S, et al. Women's Attitudes Toward Cervicovaginal Self-Sampling for High-Risk HPV Infection on the US-Mexico Border. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2015;19(4):323-8.
Penaranda, E., Molokwu, J., Flores, S., Byrd, T., Brown, L., & Shokar, N. (2015). Women's Attitudes Toward Cervicovaginal Self-Sampling for High-Risk HPV Infection on the US-Mexico Border. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, 19(4), 323-8. https://doi.org/10.1097/LGT.0000000000000134
Penaranda E, et al. Women's Attitudes Toward Cervicovaginal Self-Sampling for High-Risk HPV Infection On the US-Mexico Border. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2015;19(4):323-8. PubMed PMID: 26360234.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Women's Attitudes Toward Cervicovaginal Self-Sampling for High-Risk HPV Infection on the US-Mexico Border. AU - Penaranda,Eribeth, AU - Molokwu,Jennifer, AU - Flores,Silvia, AU - Byrd,Theresa, AU - Brown,Louis, AU - Shokar,Navkiran, PY - 2015/9/12/entrez PY - 2015/9/12/pubmed PY - 2016/6/23/medline SP - 323 EP - 8 JF - Journal of lower genital tract disease JO - J Low Genit Tract Dis VL - 19 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the acceptability and intention to use cervicovaginal self-sampling for high-risk human papillomavirus infection after receiving an educational intervention among the predominantly Hispanic population residing along the US-Mexico border. METHODS: Women received an educational intervention about cervical cancer prevention through screening with conventional cytology and with self-sampling for high-risk human papillomavirus. After the educational intervention, women performed the self-sampling test. Women's attitudes toward the self-sampling test and cervical cytology were assessed and compared. RESULTS: A total of 110 women aged 30 to 65 years completed the study. The mean (SD) age of the population was 48 (9.3) years. Most (87%) self-identified as being Hispanic and half were born in Mexico; 16% had not had cervical cytology done in 3 years. Self-sampling was more acceptable than cervical cytology; mean (SD) acceptability scores were 25.0 (2.9) and 22.7 (3.0), respectively, with the maximum possible score being 28 (p < .001). A large proportion (42.7%) of women preferred both tests equally. We found high intention to use and recommend self-sampling. Contrary to previous studies, there were no differences between cervical cytology and self-sampling regarding women's concerns about performing the test well and the accuracy of the test, which we attribute to the educational intervention. CONCLUSION: The high acceptability of self-sampling after participants received education about the test and the reported intention to use it if made available add to the evidence on the feasibility of integrating self-testing within cervical cancer screening guidelines. SN - 1526-0976 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26360234/Women's_Attitudes_Toward_Cervicovaginal_Self_Sampling_for_High_Risk_HPV_Infection_on_the_US_Mexico_Border_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/LGT.0000000000000134 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -