A review of cervical cancer and cervical screening: Implications for nursing practice

Ibbotson, T. and Wyke, S. (1995) A review of cervical cancer and cervical screening: Implications for nursing practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 22(4), pp. 745-752. (doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1995.22040745.x)

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In this paper we review epidemiological and other research evidence on cervical cancer and cervical screening We outline recent research evidence implicating sexually transmitted human papillomavirus as one of the causes of cervical cancer, but stress the uncertainty surrounding the causes and natural history of the disease We go on to discuss evidence on risk factors associated with increased incidence of and mortality from cervical cancer, including age, sexual behaviour, smoking, socio-economic status and prolonged use of oral contraceptives Cervical screening has reduced mortality in some countries, and we outline the necessary features of a successful, effective screening programme before going on to describe why screening failed in Britain, at least until the late 1980s Current screening policy is designed to remedy this, and we discuss its implications, and those of previous research, for nursing practice

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wyke, Professor Sally
Authors: Ibbotson, T., and Wyke, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Social Scientists working in Health and Wellbeing
College of Social Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Advanced Nursing
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN (Online):1365-2648
Published Online:28 June 2008

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