Journal article

The Acceptability and Preference of Vaginal Self-sampling for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Testing among a Multi-ethnic Asian Female Population

Su Pei Khoo, Wen Tzien Lim, Reena Rajasuriar, Nazrila Hairizan Nasir, Patti Gravitt, Yin Ling Woo

CANCER PREVENTION RESEARCH | AMER ASSOC CANCER RESEARCH | Published : 2021

Abstract

Vaginal self-sampling for human papillomavirus (HPV) testing can potentially increase cervical screening coverage. This study aimed to investigate the acceptability of vaginal self-sampling for HPV testing and factors that might influence a woman's preference for this as a cervical screening method. This was a cross-sectional study that recruited 725 women from the urban and suburban areas of Selangor, Malaysia. All study participants were instructed to self-collect vaginal sample using a dry flocked swab before responding to a detailed questionnaire documenting their experience and preference for self-sampling. Most of the study participants (>80%) perceived vaginal self-sampling as easy, c..

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The team is thankful to all individuals who participated in this study. The authors thank Selangor State Health Department for their cooperation throughout the recruitment process. We are also grateful to have assistance from the recruitment sites in subject recruitment. This study was supported by Merck Sharp & Dohme.