Reducing Cervical Cancer in Appalachia
The overall goal of Project 1 is to increase early detection of cervical cancer by
increasing the proportion of Appalachian women, age 18 and older, who receive Pap smears at
appropriate intervals and return for follow-up care when necessary. The project was
implemented in Appalachian Ohio, a mainly rural and underserved area with a population
comprised of 1.5 million adults, aged 18 and older, and used community-based participatory
research (CBPR) and community relationships already established in the area by Center
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Screening
Receipt of Cervical Cancer screening via Pap Test
the primary outcome of interest for Project 1 intervention will be a dichotomous variable, Pap smear in the past 12-14 months (yes/no). Initially, We will assess the univariate difference between treatment groups (lay health advisor vs. brochure and physician letter) in the proportion of women who received a Pap smear during the past 12 months using design-based logistic regression.
past 12-14 months (yes/no).
Electra D Paskett, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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