Award Date

1-1-1997

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Department

Nursing

Number of Pages

79

Abstract

The Papanicolaou test is the recommended screening for cervical cancer. It has a high false-negative rate. Because of the imperfection of the Papanicolaou other screening tests have been developed. Five studies compared various aspects of different screening techniques with mixed results; A quasi-experimental design study was constructed comparing the naked eye observation of the cervix to the colposcopy observation, and the naked eye observation of the cervix to the Papanicolaou test; The sample of 136 women from the Las Vegas area, being seen at their regular clinics were examined with all three procedures. A physiologic framework directed this study. The research hypotheses included: (1) The naked eye observation of the cervix agrees with the colposcopy observation; (2) The naked eye observation of the cervix agrees with the Papanicolaou test; (3) The naked eye observation of the cervix increases detection of cervical dysplasia. Hypotheses 1 and 3 were accepted.

Keywords

Acetic; Acid; Application; Cervical; Cervix; Dysplasia; Effective; Eye; Naked; Observation; Screening; Test; Testing

Controlled Subject

Obstetrics; Nursing; Pathology

File Format

pdf

File Size

1863.68 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/9vf4-i6d5 processed, response: 201


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