Factors Affecting Participation in Cervical Cancer Screening Programs

Bigelow JH & Brown HL (1975). Factors Affecting Participation in Cervical Cancer Screening Programs. IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-75-062

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Abstract

It has been asserted elsewhere that widespread use of cytologic screening can prevent mortality from cancer of the uterine cervix. The truth of this assertion depends upon three main factors: on the probability that cases of invasive cervical cancer are preceded by an earlier, less malignant stage (called carcinoma in situ); on the probability that the screening test (the Pap smear) can detect cases of carcinoma in situ; and on the probability that a woman will be screened, and screened repeatedly, for this disease.

This paper examines the third factor. We ask what factors influence whether and how often a woman will be screened. After having determined these factors, we can suggest how they should affect the efficient design of a screening program.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Memorandum)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:42
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 16:55
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/454

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