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Journal:   PAYESH   APRIL 2004 , Volume 3 , Number 2; Page(s) 131 To 137.
 
Paper: 

PAP SMEAR FOLLOW-UP AMONG WOMEN WHO NEED TREATMENT AND REPEATED PAP SMEAR TEST

 
 
Author(s):  HOLAKOUEI NAEINI KOUROSH*, CHINICHIAN M., SADEGHIPOUR H.R., GHAZI ZADEH EHSAIE SH.
 
* FACULTY OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND INSTITUTE OF HEALTH SCIENCES RESEARCH, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Objective(s): To investigate on the effectiveness of the pap smear test.
Methods: There were 11885 pap smear test records for women in south Tehran health centers in 1999. The effectiveness was defined as the proportion of women who should have been return for repeated pap smear test following their treatments. We studied the pap smear records to calculate the effectiveness.
Results: Among those 447 were eligible for repeating pap smear test only 219 (49.1%) was accessible for interview. Among those who were interviewed, only 74 people had returned to repeat pap smear. Thus, the effectiveness of cervical cancer screening was found to be 34%. The main reasons for not returning to repeat pap smear were: lack of knowledge about follow up necessity (59%), lack of time (22%), fear of finding refractory disease (4%).
Conclusion: The findings suggest that the quality of pap smear test in Tehran is poor and needs to be improved.

 
Keyword(s): PAP SMEAR, SCREENING, LOSS TO FOLLOW UP, REPEATED SMEAR
 
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