Cervical cancer screening using HPV tests on self-samples: attitudes and preferences of women participating in the VALHUDES study

Last updated on 7-11-2023 by Marie Malingreau

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BACKGROUND Interventions to reach women who do not participate regularly in screening may reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Self-collection of a vaginal specimen has been shown to increase participation. The relative clinical accuracy of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing on first-void urine (with Colli-Pee) and on vaginal self-samples versus on cervical clinician-collected samples is being investigated in the VALHUDES trial. The current study assesses attitudes and experiences regarding self-sampling among women enrolled in VALHUDES. METHODS Questionnaires from 515 women (age 25–64 …

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