Title

Older women's willingness to discontinue Papanicolaou test screening.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2014

Institution/Department

Family Medicine

Journal Title

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM

MeSH Headings

Age Factors, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Female, Health Care Surveys, Humans, Mass Screening, Papanicolaou Test, Patient Preference, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Uterine Cervical Neoplasms

ISSN

1558-7118

Abstract

We surveyed our patients to assess their willingness to discontinue Papanicolaou testing. Our findings differ from those of previous studies, with 72% of our eligible respondents voicing willingness to discontinue screening. There may be many reasons for this, including linking the recommendation with the name of the patient's own physician.

First Page

295

Last Page

296

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