Hélène De Pauw et al, Arch Public Health 2021
Aim: The VALHUDES (NCT03064087) study aims to assess attitudes and experiences about collection of vaginal and first-void urine self-samples to matched physician taken samples for cervical cancer screening.
Partners: (University Hospital of Antwerp (UZA), Brussels (UZ Brussels), Ghent (UZ Ghent), Liège (CHU de Liège), and the General Regional Hospital Heilig Hart Tienen (RZ Tienen)
Summary: This study highlighted that 57 % (288/505) of the participants indicated they would prefer self-sample collection at home (urine or vaginal) for their next cervical cancer screening. Among women preferring self-sampling, 52,8% (152/288) indicated their preference for urine collection.