The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Cervical Cancer Detection ù Serving the Underserved

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153426
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Cervical Cancer Detection ù Serving the Underserved
Abstract:
The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Cervical Cancer Detection ù Serving the Underserved
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Ho, Tuong-Vi, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:M. D. Aderson Cancer Center
Title:The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Cervical Cancer DetectionùServing the Underserved
Purpose: Cervical cancer is the second most common malignancy in women in the world. It is a major health problem in developing countries and especially in the underserved population here in the United States. Socio-economic status, language barriers, and lack of access to health care can have a great impact on the early detection and treatment of this potentially curable disease in the underserved population. Summary. A program was developed in which NPs rotate to different sites, where patients in the underserved population would likely seek health care. In 6 months, the NPs have evaluated 811 patients at the above 3 sites. A total of 497 pap smears were performed, 40% of which had abnormal results. A total of 233 colposcopically directed biopsies were performed for abnormal pap smears and abnormal lesions, 67% of these biopsies had abnormal results. Seven cervical cancers were detected. Most patients diagnosed with high-grade dysplasia were treated onsite by the NPs with loop electro-surgical excision procedure. A follow-up schedule was implemented for the patients. The 7 cancer cases were referred to the gynecologic oncologist for treatment and follow-up. Patients were educated on health promotion, health-risk reduction, cancer prevention, and early-detection methods. Implication for the Nurse Practitioners: NPs can effectively work to educate and treat patients in the underserved population who are at risk for many potentially curable diseases such as cervical cancer. Although more research and innovative methods are still needed for a greater impact on this population, it is clear that NPs can play a major role in their health care.
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.titleThe Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Cervical Cancer Detection ù Serving the Underserveden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153426-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Cervical Cancer Detection &ugrave; Serving the Underserved</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ho, Tuong-Vi, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">M. D. Aderson Cancer Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Cervical Cancer Detection&ugrave;Serving the Underserved</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">tho@mdanderson.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Cervical cancer is the second most common malignancy in women in the world. It is a major health problem in developing countries and especially in the underserved population here in the United States. Socio-economic status, language barriers, and lack of access to health care can have a great impact on the early detection and treatment of this potentially curable disease in the underserved population. Summary. A program was developed in which NPs rotate to different sites, where patients in the underserved population would likely seek health care. In 6 months, the NPs have evaluated 811 patients at the above 3 sites. A total of 497 pap smears were performed, 40% of which had abnormal results. A total of 233 colposcopically directed biopsies were performed for abnormal pap smears and abnormal lesions, 67% of these biopsies had abnormal results. Seven cervical cancers were detected. Most patients diagnosed with high-grade dysplasia were treated onsite by the NPs with loop electro-surgical excision procedure. A follow-up schedule was implemented for the patients. The 7 cancer cases were referred to the gynecologic oncologist for treatment and follow-up. Patients were educated on health promotion, health-risk reduction, cancer prevention, and early-detection methods. Implication for the Nurse Practitioners: NPs can effectively work to educate and treat patients in the underserved population who are at risk for many potentially curable diseases such as cervical cancer. Although more research and innovative methods are still needed for a greater impact on this population, it is clear that NPs can play a major role in their health care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:15:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:15:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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