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Article: Silent killer of the night: A feasibility study of an outreach well-women clinic for cervical cancer screening in female sex workers in Hong Kong

TitleSilent killer of the night: A feasibility study of an outreach well-women clinic for cervical cancer screening in female sex workers in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsCervical cancer
Health delivery models
Hong Kong
Prostitution
Screening
Issue Date2008
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ijgc.net/
Citation
International Journal Of Gynecological Cancer, 2008, v. 18 n. 1, p. 110-115 How to Cite?
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to see if an outreach model could be a feasible option for early detections of preinvasive cervical cancer in women with double identities of female sex workers (FSW) and illegal migrant workers in Hong Kong who most needed cervical screening but were often deprived of such a service. High turnover rates, acceptability, and compliance for follow-ups could potentially render such a clinical model unsuccessful. A total of 245 FSW were screened at the outreach clinic from January 2004 to December 2005, which was set up in a nongovernmental organization in a red light district. A questionnaire regarding their lifestyles and demographic details was used before a gynecological history, Papanicolaou (PAP) smear, and other health checkup were conducted. Chi-square test and multinomial logistic regression were used to analyze the results. Of 235 women tests, 9.8% of them had CIN I-III, and places of origin were found to be important risk factors for abnormal PAP smears. The nonlocal workers were significantly more likely to have abnormal PAP smears (χ 2 = 10.55, P = 0.04). Among the women, 88.1% of them who had the tests returned for follow-up with poorer compliance among those with an abnormal result. We conclude that an outreach well-women clinic seems to be an acceptable option for these women and an effective way for the early detection of cervical cancer. © 2007, Copyright the Authors.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/132426
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.116
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.830
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dc.contributor.authorWong, WCWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWun, YTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, KWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Yen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-28T09:24:31Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-28T09:24:31Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Gynecological Cancer, 2008, v. 18 n. 1, p. 110-115en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1048-891Xen_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to see if an outreach model could be a feasible option for early detections of preinvasive cervical cancer in women with double identities of female sex workers (FSW) and illegal migrant workers in Hong Kong who most needed cervical screening but were often deprived of such a service. High turnover rates, acceptability, and compliance for follow-ups could potentially render such a clinical model unsuccessful. A total of 245 FSW were screened at the outreach clinic from January 2004 to December 2005, which was set up in a nongovernmental organization in a red light district. A questionnaire regarding their lifestyles and demographic details was used before a gynecological history, Papanicolaou (PAP) smear, and other health checkup were conducted. Chi-square test and multinomial logistic regression were used to analyze the results. Of 235 women tests, 9.8% of them had CIN I-III, and places of origin were found to be important risk factors for abnormal PAP smears. The nonlocal workers were significantly more likely to have abnormal PAP smears (χ 2 = 10.55, P = 0.04). Among the women, 88.1% of them who had the tests returned for follow-up with poorer compliance among those with an abnormal result. We conclude that an outreach well-women clinic seems to be an acceptable option for these women and an effective way for the early detection of cervical cancer. © 2007, Copyright the Authors.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ijgc.net/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Gynecological Canceren_HK
dc.subjectCervical canceren_HK
dc.subjectHealth delivery modelsen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectProstitutionen_HK
dc.subjectScreeningen_HK
dc.titleSilent killer of the night: A feasibility study of an outreach well-women clinic for cervical cancer screening in female sex workers in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, WCW:wongwcw@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1525-1438.2007.00970.xen_HK
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