Journal article

Women's experience with home-based self-sampling for human papillomavirus testing

Farhana Sultana, Robyn Mullins, Dallas R English, Julie A Simpson, Kelly T Drennan, Stella Heley, C David Wrede, Julia ML Brotherton, Marion Saville, Dorota M Gertig

BMC CANCER | BMC | Published : 2015


BACKGROUND: Increasing cervical screening coverage by reaching inadequately screened groups is essential for improving the effectiveness of cervical screening programs. Offering HPV self-sampling to women who are never or under-screened can improve screening participation, however participation varies widely between settings. Information on women's experience with self-sampling and preferences for future self-sampling screening is essential for programs to optimize participation. METHODS: The survey was conducted as part of a larger trial ("iPap") investigating the effect of HPV self-sampling on participation of never and under-screened women in Victoria, Australia. Questionnaires were maile..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant

Funding Acknowledgements

This study is funded by National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant, Grant no: APP1045346. FS is supported by the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarships and Fellowships sponsored by the Australian Government, Department of Education and Training. The VCCR is supported by the Victorian Government. We also thank survey participants for their participation and feedback.