A Pilot Study Investigating Acceptability of HPV Self-Sampling in Japanese Women of Reproductive Age

S. J. Hanley, H. Fujita, S. Yokoyama, S. Kunisawa, N. Sakuragi

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Abstract

Cervical cancer (CC) is increasing in Japanese women of reproductive age. Most CCs occur in women who do not undergo regular cervical screening. This represents around 70% of young Japanese women. Thus, strategies to increase screening uptake are necessary. Studies have shown that human papillomavirus self-sampling (HPV self-sampling) is an inexpensive and well-accepted method for HPV detection that can increase non-responder participation in CC screening programs. However, no such study has taken place in Japan. The aim of this pilot-study was therefore to assess acceptability and preference for HPV self-sampling compared with traditional physician-sampled Pap tests (physician sampling) in a Japanese population.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)i53
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology
Volume44
Issue numberSupplement 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2015

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