A Nursing-Led Cervical Cancer Screening Program in Quebec: Implementation and Evaluation

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155007
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Presentation
Title:
A Nursing-Led Cervical Cancer Screening Program in Quebec: Implementation and Evaluation
Abstract:
A Nursing-Led Cervical Cancer Screening Program in Quebec: Implementation and Evaluation
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Cloutier, Lyne, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Universit? du Qu?bec ? Trois-Rivi?res
Title:Professor titular
Co-Authors:Denis Leroux, PhD; Anne-Marie Grenier, MD
21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Purpose: The levels of cervical cancer screening in Quebec are among the lowest in Canada (71.2% vs. 75.7%), and is lower in Mauricie (58.6%). This poor performance convinced regional health authorities to implement a project to increase the screening rate. Using the Zapka theoretical framework for continuum of care in cervical cancer, all areas with discrepancies were identified. Although screening rate needed to be address, quality of care, follow-up and retention were also crucial. Objectives were to enhance the level of screening, develop a new model in which nurses were more closely involved and to build strategies to recruit, follow-up and maintain women participation. Methods: A strategic committee that included all stakeholders was created and consulted regularly. Existing services in the region were analyzed. A communication campaign was undertaken to reach women in the community using a geographical and sociodemographic analysis. Protocols necessary for the clinic and care quality assessment were created. An instrument to evaluation women?s satisfaction with care delivery was also developed. A model was designed and tested for a clinic in which nurses can actually screen women and pursue follow-up without individual prescriptions. Results: In June 2009, the clinic was opened. It targets all women who have never been screened or have not been screened for three years. Journal and radio publicity proved to be the best strategy to recruit women. All test completed by the nurses show a 100% in quality analysis and satisfaction level for nursing care was up to 96%. Conclusion: A nursing-led organized program for cervical cancer detection has proven effective in increasing rate of screening. Strategies developed for this program are exportable and could inspire other nurses.
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.titleA Nursing-Led Cervical Cancer Screening Program in Quebec: Implementation and Evaluationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155007-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Nursing-Led Cervical Cancer Screening Program in Quebec: Implementation and Evaluation</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cloutier, Lyne, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Universit? du Qu?bec ? Trois-Rivi?res</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor titular</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lyne.cloutier@uqtr.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Denis Leroux, PhD; Anne-Marie Grenier, MD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Purpose: The levels of cervical cancer screening in Quebec are among the lowest in Canada (71.2% vs. 75.7%), and is lower in Mauricie (58.6%). This poor performance convinced regional health authorities to implement a project to increase the screening rate. Using the Zapka theoretical framework for continuum of care in cervical cancer, all areas with discrepancies were identified. Although screening rate needed to be address, quality of care, follow-up and retention were also crucial. Objectives were to enhance the level of screening, develop a new model in which nurses were more closely involved and to build strategies to recruit, follow-up and maintain women participation. Methods: A strategic committee that included all stakeholders was created and consulted regularly. Existing services in the region were analyzed. A communication campaign was undertaken to reach women in the community using a geographical and sociodemographic analysis. Protocols necessary for the clinic and care quality assessment were created. An instrument to evaluation women?s satisfaction with care delivery was also developed. A model was designed and tested for a clinic in which nurses can actually screen women and pursue follow-up without individual prescriptions. Results: In June 2009, the clinic was opened. It targets all women who have never been screened or have not been screened for three years. Journal and radio publicity proved to be the best strategy to recruit women. All test completed by the nurses show a 100% in quality analysis and satisfaction level for nursing care was up to 96%. Conclusion: A nursing-led organized program for cervical cancer detection has proven effective in increasing rate of screening. Strategies developed for this program are exportable and could inspire other nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:27:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:27:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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