Women's Global Health Initiative: Prevention of Cervical Cancer Using Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid and Cryotherapy

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603191
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Women's Global Health Initiative: Prevention of Cervical Cancer Using Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid and Cryotherapy
Other Titles:
Health Promotion in the Oncology Patient [Session]
Author(s):
Moore, Amy K.; Opton, Laura L.; Opton, Laura L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Mu
Author Details:
Amy K. Moore, RN, FNP-C, amy.moore@ttuhsc.edu; Laura L. Opton, RN, CNE
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: Cervical cancer is the most common type of cancer in women between 15 and 44 years of age in Nicaragua (ICO Information Centre, 2014), yielding one of the highest cervical cancer rates in Latin America, and the incidence is on the rise (Soneji & Fukui, 2013). The ICO Information Centre on HPV and Cancer (2014) estimates that 934 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually in Nicaragua, resulting in 424 deaths. In an effort to reduce the cervical cancer risk in this region, a partnership has been formed with a health sciences center in the United States, the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health, and a non-governmental organization to establish a women’s health program to promote early diagnosis and treatment of cervical dysplasia. A framework for this effort was fashioned after similar programs implemented in regions of Africa and Guatemala (World Health Organization, 2012), and the program is enhanced by the interprofessional focus of the partnership, which includes faculty and students from the schools of allied health, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. The plan involves training health care workers in the Jinotega region, with a combined rural and urban population of approximately 500,000, to perform visual inspection of the cervix using acetic acid (VIA) and treatment with cryotherapy if indicated. Faculty and students from the health sciences center traveled to Jinotega in January 2014 to begin the first phase of the program and to conduct the first VIA clinics. Three goals of the women’s health initiative include developing a sustainable regional program to (a) create awareness in the Nicaragua region about prevention of cervical cancer, (b) screen women in the region using VIA, and (c) treat patients with a positive test using cryotherapy or refer patients for further evaluation if not eligible for cryotherapy.  The women’s health initiative in Nicaragua has grown, resulting in six to seven annual trips to Jinotega.  Faculty are also exploring the possibilities of replicating the program in other low resource countries.
Keywords:
Cervical Cancer; o Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid; Global Health
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15F01
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleWomen's Global Health Initiative: Prevention of Cervical Cancer Using Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid and Cryotherapyen
dc.title.alternativeHealth Promotion in the Oncology Patient [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Amy K.en
dc.contributor.authorOpton, Laura L.en
dc.contributor.authorOpton, Laura L.en
dc.contributor.departmentIota Muen
dc.author.detailsAmy K. Moore, RN, FNP-C, amy.moore@ttuhsc.edu; Laura L. Opton, RN, CNEen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603191en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: Cervical cancer is the most common type of cancer in women between 15 and 44 years of age in Nicaragua (ICO Information Centre, 2014), yielding one of the highest cervical cancer rates in Latin America, and the incidence is on the rise (Soneji & Fukui, 2013). The ICO Information Centre on HPV and Cancer (2014) estimates that 934 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually in Nicaragua, resulting in 424 deaths. In an effort to reduce the cervical cancer risk in this region, a partnership has been formed with a health sciences center in the United States, the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health, and a non-governmental organization to establish a women’s health program to promote early diagnosis and treatment of cervical dysplasia. A framework for this effort was fashioned after similar programs implemented in regions of Africa and Guatemala (World Health Organization, 2012), and the program is enhanced by the interprofessional focus of the partnership, which includes faculty and students from the schools of allied health, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. The plan involves training health care workers in the Jinotega region, with a combined rural and urban population of approximately 500,000, to perform visual inspection of the cervix using acetic acid (VIA) and treatment with cryotherapy if indicated. Faculty and students from the health sciences center traveled to Jinotega in January 2014 to begin the first phase of the program and to conduct the first VIA clinics. Three goals of the women’s health initiative include developing a sustainable regional program to (a) create awareness in the Nicaragua region about prevention of cervical cancer, (b) screen women in the region using VIA, and (c) treat patients with a positive test using cryotherapy or refer patients for further evaluation if not eligible for cryotherapy.  The women’s health initiative in Nicaragua has grown, resulting in six to seven annual trips to Jinotega.  Faculty are also exploring the possibilities of replicating the program in other low resource countries.en
dc.subjectCervical Canceren
dc.subjecto Visual Inspection with Acetic Aciden
dc.subjectGlobal Healthen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:45:15Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:45:15Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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