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Patients’ Reactions to Further Evaluation of Abnormal Cytological Smear Tests

Kola, Susanna and Walsh, Jane C. (2008) Patients’ Reactions to Further Evaluation of Abnormal Cytological Smear Tests. In: 39th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, 20th – 23rd November 2008, Tullow, Co. Carlow. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Objective: With the anticipated rollout
    of the national cervical cancer-screening
    programme, the study aimed to describe
    psychological reactions to colposcopy,
    and assess patient perceptions of possible
    interventions. Methods: A retrospective
    postal questionnaire was sent to 200
    women (aged 20-60) registered with the
    Colposcopy Clinic, University Hospital
    Galway. Results: The response rate was
    76%. Respondents reported high levels
    of anxiety and worry prior to colposcopy.
    Those that feared cancer had higher anxiety
    levels than those not fearing cancer, t = 6.81,
    df = 149, p < .001. Higher levels of pain
    were reported by anxious patients than by
    non-anxious patients, Chi2 (2) = 7.78, p =
    .020. Conclusions: Women react adversely
    to colposcopy, and increased anxiety affect
    the experience of colposcopic examination,
    with higher levels of pain, discomfort, and
    embarrassment.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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    Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
    Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2011 10:25
    Last Modified: 07 Sep 2011 10:30
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/9757

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