A cross-sectional study on the acceptability of self-collection for HPV testing among women in rural China
Sexually Transmitted Infections, 06/26/2012
Guan YY et al. – The study shows that self–collection was highly acceptable and that self–collection and clinician collection were equally comfortable and convenient; however, the participants still preferred clinician collection because of lack of trust in the results of self–collection. This indicates that self–collection is an acceptable potential method for screening but education programmes about the validity of self–collection that target general population may be needed prior to implementation.