Factors Affecting Participation in Cervical Cancer Screening Programs

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

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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: 27 Aug 2021 17:08
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/454

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