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Article: Cervical smear screening: questionnaire study of histories and attitudes of patients with squamous cervical carcinoma

TitleCervical smear screening: questionnaire study of histories and attitudes of patients with squamous cervical carcinoma
Authors
KeywordsCarcinoma, squamous cell
Cervix neoplasms
Knowledge, attitudes, practice
Mass screening
Patient acceptance of health care
Issue Date1999
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 1999, v. 5 n. 3, p. 229-232 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVE. To determine why invasive cervical carcinoma still occurs despite the availability of cervical smear screening. DESIGN. Questionnaire survey and retrospective study of patient records of women who attended a gynaecological oncology out-patients clinic from 13 February 1997 to 30 June 1997. SETTING. Public hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS. Ninety-nine women (median age 53 years; range, 30-79 years) who gave a history of squamous cervical carcinoma. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES. The date of the last cervical smear test prior to the development of cervical carcinoma; reasons for non-attendance; attitudes to screening; and the stage and histological diagnosis of disease. RESULTS. Only 19 (19.2%) of the 99 patients had received routine cervical smear testing during the previous 3 years prior to their disease; 76 (76.8%) had not been tested within the past 10 years. The major reasons for not having been tested included being unaware that cervical carcinoma is preventable by screening or can be asymptomatic, being too busy to go for screening, and not knowing where to go for screening. After receiving treatment, 17 (17.2%) of the 99 patients still thought screening was unnecessary and 20 (20.2%) had no idea how frequently smears should be taken. CONCLUSION. The greatest barrier to effective cervical screening is patient ignorance. Public education about cervical smear screening in Hong Kong is needed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53574
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279

 

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dc.contributor.authorLee, SSNen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, RLCen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T07:23:33Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-03T07:23:33Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 1999, v. 5 n. 3, p. 229-232en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53574-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE. To determine why invasive cervical carcinoma still occurs despite the availability of cervical smear screening. DESIGN. Questionnaire survey and retrospective study of patient records of women who attended a gynaecological oncology out-patients clinic from 13 February 1997 to 30 June 1997. SETTING. Public hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS. Ninety-nine women (median age 53 years; range, 30-79 years) who gave a history of squamous cervical carcinoma. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES. The date of the last cervical smear test prior to the development of cervical carcinoma; reasons for non-attendance; attitudes to screening; and the stage and histological diagnosis of disease. RESULTS. Only 19 (19.2%) of the 99 patients had received routine cervical smear testing during the previous 3 years prior to their disease; 76 (76.8%) had not been tested within the past 10 years. The major reasons for not having been tested included being unaware that cervical carcinoma is preventable by screening or can be asymptomatic, being too busy to go for screening, and not knowing where to go for screening. After receiving treatment, 17 (17.2%) of the 99 patients still thought screening was unnecessary and 20 (20.2%) had no idea how frequently smears should be taken. CONCLUSION. The greatest barrier to effective cervical screening is patient ignorance. Public education about cervical smear screening in Hong Kong is needed.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.orgen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Medical Association.en_HK
dc.subjectCarcinoma, squamous cellen_HK
dc.subjectCervix neoplasmsen_HK
dc.subjectKnowledge, attitudes, practiceen_HK
dc.subjectMass screeningen_HK
dc.subjectPatient acceptance of health careen_HK
dc.titleCervical smear screening: questionnaire study of histories and attitudes of patients with squamous cervical carcinomaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1024-2708&volume=5&issue=3&spage=229&epage=232&date=1999&atitle=Cervical+smear+screening:+questionnaire+study+of+histories+and+attitudes+of+patients+with+squamous+cervical+carcinomaen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, RLC: wongrlc@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid11828060en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros48045-

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