Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
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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.
Acetic; Acid; Application; Cervical; Cervix; Dysplasia; Effective; Eye; Naked; Observation; Screening; Test; Testing
Obstetrics; Nursing; Pathology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Schmidt, Carol M, "Testing the naked eye observation of the cervix after application of acetic acid as an effective screening test for cervical dysplasia" (1997). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3297.