Cervical Cancer Screening Project Part C
Cervical Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
Pap test, HPV testing, cervical cancer
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Overall Status
This proposal has been developed through collaboration between the University of Minnesota and New American Community Services (NACS), and the research design is based on a needs assessment conducted by the community partner. The investigators will test the hypotheses that women who are offered home vaginal bio-specimen collection will have higher rate of cervical cancer screening completion than that of women referred for clinic-based Pap test. All participants will be given identical education materials on cervical cancer screening and HPV, currently in use by the Minnesota Sage Program.
Detailed Description
The trial will pilot text a protocol for home vaginal bio-specimen collection for human papillomavirus (HPV) testing for cervical cancer screening. The main objective is to estimate the successful screening completion rate among a sample of Somali women who have not undergone cervical cancer screening for three or more years. Women will be randomized to either home vaginal bio-specimen collection or referral to undergo a clinic-based Pap test.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Maximum Age: 70 Years
Minimum Age: 25 Years
Gender: Female
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Somali female age 25-70 years

- have lived in the U.S. 10 years or less

- have not had a Pap test (by self report) in the last 3 years

Exclusion Criteria:

- Women with a self reported past history of any of the following will not be eligible:

- total hysterectomy

- cervical cancer

- active history of cervical dysplasia
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Rahel Ghebre, M.D. - 612-626-5339 - ghebr004@umn.edu
Start Date
June 2012
Completion Date
May 2014
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
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