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A tailored within-community specimen collection strategy increased uptake of cervical cancer screening in a cross-sectional study in Ghana

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, August 2017
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Title
A tailored within-community specimen collection strategy increased uptake of cervical cancer screening in a cross-sectional study in Ghana
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BMC Public Health, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4631-y
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Adolf K. Awua, Edwin K. Wiredu, Edwin A. Afari, Ahmad S. Tijani, Gabriel Djanmah, Richard M. K. Adanu

Abstract

The implementation of cervical cancer screening strategies has reported different rates of success in different countries due to population specific factors that limit women's participation. We report observations and the development of a community-based specimen collection strategy which resulted from interactions with women in the study communities, following an initial low response to a hospital based cervical cancer screening strategy. Women were recruited by a house survey and invited to report at a hospital either within a week or after a week for self and health-personnel specimen collections. However, due to the very low response and subsequent interactions with the women of the communities, another strategy was developed that required recruited women report at a central location within their respective communities for specimen collections at times that did not interfere with their daily routines. For specimen collection, of the 156 participants who opted to report after a week at the hospital, 60 (38.5%) reported. Of the 118 participants who opted to report within 1 week at the hospital, 55 (46.6%) reported. Of the 103 participants were invited to report at a specified location within the community, 98 (95.1%) reported. An overall response rate of 60.4% was attained. Almost 89.7% (226 of 253) of the women performed both self and health personnel sample collection. The community-based strategy with self-specimen collection and HPV testing holds great potential for increasing women's participation in cervical cancer screening in Ghana as compared to the hospital based strategy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 105 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 19%
Researcher 8 8%
Student > Bachelor 8 8%
Lecturer 7 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 6%
Other 14 13%
Unknown 42 40%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 27 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 21%
Social Sciences 5 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Other 4 4%
Unknown 42 40%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 August 2017.
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#7,223,384
of 11,598,144 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#5,918
of 7,977 outputs
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#152,238
of 265,753 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#92
of 137 outputs
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