Establishment of an integrated management model for the secondary prevention of cervical cancer - An experience in Taiwan hospital

Yu Hua Yan, Shuofen Hsu, Shih Chieh Fang, Chih Ming Kung

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Abstract

In the present study, secondary data analysis was utilized to evaluate the efficiency of the integrated management model (IMM) on the Pap smear test for screening of women's uterine cervical cancer. The data of female patients receiving a Pap smear test were collected both before (from July to December, 2006) and after (from January to June, 2007) introducing the IMM in a regional hospital in Tainan. The result revealed an increment of participation rate from 5.1% to 15.4% (p <0.001) among the female patients in the OPD (out-patient department), although the post-IMM participation rate was still much lower than that of general hospital data in Taiwan. Since IMM has proved efficacious for the management of various diseases, improvement in our IMM for the female uterine cervical cancer's prevention and management is conceivable. Studies on influencing factors should be carried out to allow strategies for resolution of problems to designed, documented and implemented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Cancer Research

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