Strategies for increasing uptake of cervical screening

Kothari, Aine (2016) Strategies for increasing uptake of cervical screening. Practice Nursing, 27 (11). pp. 546-548. ISSN 0964-9271

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Practice nurses can help get cervical screening back on the rise by understanding the reasons for non-attendance and then tailoring the primary care provision to encourage more women to have the test, writes Aine Kothari Cervical screening uptake is declining throughout the UK. A knowledge of the reasons for non-attendance can be used to tailor primary care provision of cervical screening to encourage women to respond to their screening invitation. Cervical screening saves lives by early detection and treatment of pre-cancerous abnormalities. The cervical screening procedure takes approximately 15 minutes and the result is generally available within two weeks of the test. This article discusses the barriers to attendance and the strategies that might be adopted to reverse the downward trend in screening uptake.

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Keywords: Cervical screening, Barriers, Women's Health, Cervical cancer, Primary care
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
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Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2017 16:04
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:59

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