Cervical cancer screening using HPV tests on self-samples: attitudes and preferences of women participating in the VALHUDES study

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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.

Cervical cancer screening using HPV tests on self-samples: attitudes and preferences of women participating in the VALHUDES study