De Pauw et. al., 2021
Aim: To assess attitudes and experiences about collection of vaginal and first-void urine self-samples to matched physician taken samples for HPV-related cervical cancer screening during the VALHUDES(NCT03064087) study.
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 (first-void urine or vaginal) for their next HPV-related cervical cancer screening instead of a physician taken sample. Among women preferring self-sampling, 53% (152/288) indicated their preference for first-void urine collection compared to 38% (110/288) for vaginal self-collection and 9% (26/288) of participants with no preference. In conclusion, both first-void urine and vaginal self-samples are well accepted in women with a higher preference for first-void urine self-collection.