Screening for chlamydia is acceptable and feasible during cervical screening in general practice.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/595280
Title:
Screening for chlamydia is acceptable and feasible during cervical screening in general practice.
Authors:
Hassan, SJ; Dunphy, E; Navin, E; Marron, L; Fitzsimmons, C; Loy, A; O’Shea, B
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/595280
Abstract:
The incidence of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) & Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) are rising in Ireland. 1 Both are often undiagnosed and may cause infertility amongst other complications. 2 CT/NG screening is not routinely offered during cervical cancer screening. This study aimed to ascertain the feasibility and acceptability of screening for CT/NG at time of smear and to measure the diagnostic yield. Screening was offered to women aged 25-40 years attending four participating general practices as part of Cervical Check. 3 A retrospective review of the three months preceding the study period, indicated that out of 138 smears, CT/NG testing was performed in 10 (7%) of cases. 236 (93%) patients consented to screening for CT/NG. The detection rate for Chlamydia was 6 (2.4%), with no positive results for NG. Feedback from patients was positive. Interestingly, 42 (18%) of participants who completed the questionnaire believed STI screening was already part of the routine smear.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTION; CERVICAL CANCER; SCREENING

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHassan, SJen
dc.contributor.authorDunphy, Een
dc.contributor.authorNavin, Een
dc.contributor.authorMarron, Len
dc.contributor.authorFitzsimmons, Cen
dc.contributor.authorLoy, Aen
dc.contributor.authorO’Shea, Ben
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-29T15:21:48Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-29T15:21:48Zen
dc.date.issued2016-01en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/595280en
dc.description.abstractThe incidence of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) & Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) are rising in Ireland. 1 Both are often undiagnosed and may cause infertility amongst other complications. 2 CT/NG screening is not routinely offered during cervical cancer screening. This study aimed to ascertain the feasibility and acceptability of screening for CT/NG at time of smear and to measure the diagnostic yield. Screening was offered to women aged 25-40 years attending four participating general practices as part of Cervical Check. 3 A retrospective review of the three months preceding the study period, indicated that out of 138 smears, CT/NG testing was performed in 10 (7%) of cases. 236 (93%) patients consented to screening for CT/NG. The detection rate for Chlamydia was 6 (2.4%), with no positive results for NG. Feedback from patients was positive. Interestingly, 42 (18%) of participants who completed the questionnaire believed STI screening was already part of the routine smear.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectSEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONen
dc.subjectCERVICAL CANCERen
dc.subjectSCREENINGen
dc.titleScreening for chlamydia is acceptable and feasible during cervical screening in general practice.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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