Adherence to Follow-Up after Abnormal Pap Test of Women at Community Health Centers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153099
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adherence to Follow-Up after Abnormal Pap Test of Women at Community Health Centers
Abstract:
Adherence to Follow-Up after Abnormal Pap Test of Women at Community Health Centers
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Gonzalez, Nilsa, BSN, SFNP
P.I. Institution Name:University of Puerto Rico , Medical Science Campus
Title:Graduate Student
Co-Authors:Yarines Gonzalez, BSN, SFNP; Marta Torrado, BSN, SFNP
[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Purpose: Cancer of the cervix is a common cause of death that is preventable. The success of cervical cancer control programs depend on regular screening and early treatment. In the last three years Puerto Rico had an incidence of 27.5 % of women that did not comply with Pap smear screening (Tendencias, 2008). This project summarizes the body of literature on adherence to follow-up after an abnormal Pap test in order to facilitate development of interventions to decrease morbidity mortality due to cervical cancer. A comprehensive search of peer-reviewed articles was retrieved from Pubmed. Meta-analysis, Systemic Research Reviews, Randomized Control Trials and single studies were retrieved to analyze the diverse techniques used to improve adherence. Evidence indicated the importance of reminders to improve adherence. Further research is needed in Hispanic population to validate these findings. The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the need to implement a protocol of reminders in the community health  centers. The expected outcome will contribute to reduce the incidence of women that could develop cervical cancer because inconsistence with follow-up after screened. The proposed project intends to analyze the relationship between adherence to follow-up and the effectiveness of reminders versus appointments. This project is based in the Health Belief Model (HBM). Considering that a person will seize a health-related action (Pap smear screening) if the person has a positive expectation that by following a recommended action, will avoid a negative health condition (TCW, 2008). The implications are: develop a reminder system for patients after abnormal Pap test, demonstrate the effectiveness of reminders, and use those findings to develop recommendations for changes in the community health centers. Family nurse practitioners evaluate and regulate the management of patients through guidelines, recognize existence of barriers and develop interventions to improve outcomes. Methods: In progress Results: In progress. Conclusion: In progress.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAdherence to Follow-Up after Abnormal Pap Test of Women at Community Health Centersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153099-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Adherence to Follow-Up after Abnormal Pap Test of Women at Community Health Centers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gonzalez, Nilsa, BSN, SFNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Puerto Rico , Medical Science Campus</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Graduate Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">losdiego@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Yarines Gonzalez, BSN, SFNP; Marta Torrado, BSN, SFNP</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Purpose: Cancer of the cervix is a common cause of death that is preventable. The success of cervical cancer control programs depend on regular screening and early treatment. In the last three years Puerto Rico had an incidence of 27.5 % of women that did not comply with Pap smear screening (Tendencias, 2008). This project summarizes the body of literature on adherence to follow-up after an abnormal Pap test in order to facilitate development of interventions to decrease morbidity mortality due to cervical cancer. A comprehensive search of peer-reviewed articles was retrieved from Pubmed. Meta-analysis, Systemic Research Reviews, Randomized Control Trials and single studies were retrieved to analyze the diverse techniques used to improve adherence. Evidence indicated the importance of reminders to improve adherence. Further research is needed in Hispanic population to validate these findings. The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the need to implement a protocol of reminders in the community health &nbsp;centers. The expected outcome will contribute to reduce the incidence of women that could develop cervical cancer because inconsistence with follow-up after screened. The proposed project intends to analyze the relationship between adherence to follow-up and the effectiveness of reminders versus appointments. This project is based in the Health Belief Model (HBM). Considering that a person will seize a health-related action (Pap smear screening) if the person has a positive expectation that by following a recommended action, will avoid a negative health condition (TCW, 2008). The implications are: develop a reminder system for patients after abnormal Pap test, demonstrate the effectiveness of reminders, and use those findings to develop recommendations for changes in the community health centers. Family nurse practitioners evaluate and regulate the management of patients through guidelines, recognize existence of barriers and develop interventions to improve outcomes. Methods: In progress Results: In progress. Conclusion: In progress.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:02:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:02:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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