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ERIC Number: EJ1156042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Trends in Pap Test Practices and Results: An 11-Year Review of the Annual ACHA Pap Test and STI Survey
Eastman-Mueller, Heather P.; Oswalt, Sara B.
Journal of American College Health, v65 n7 p474-481 2017
Objective: To conduct a trend analysis of Pap test practices, Pap test results and related women's services and guidelines of college health centers. Participants: College health centers who participated in the annual ACHA Pap Test and STI (sexually transmitted infection) Survey years 2004-2014 (n ranged from 127 to 181 depending on year). Methods: Descriptive analyses are presented with ANOVAs (Analysis of Variance) and chi-square tests calculated to examine trends over time. Results: The number of Pap tests significantly decreased over time; however, the percentage of normal and HSIL (high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion) results did not vary. Availability of conventional cytology slides and cryotherapy were significantly associated with year. Over time, college health centers' guidelines related to initiation of Pap testing evolved to consistently conform to national recommendations for cervical screening. Conclusions: The results indicate most college health centers are following the current national guidelines regarding Pap testing for young adult women.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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