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Interventions for reducing anxiety in women undergoing colposcopy

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Title
Interventions for reducing anxiety in women undergoing colposcopy
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2011
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd006013.pub3
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Khadra Galaal, Andrew Bryant, Katherine HO Deane, Maha Al-Khaduri, Alberto D Lopes

Abstract

Prior to the development of cervical cancer abnormal cervical cells can be detected on a cervical smear. The usual practice following an abnormal cervical smear is to perform colposcopy. Colposcopy is the visualisation of the cervix using a binocular microscope. Women experience high levels of anxiety and negative emotional responses at all stages of cervical screening. High levels of anxiety before and during colposcopy can have adverse consequences, including pain and discomfort during the procedure and high loss to follow-up rates. This review evaluates interventions designed to reduce anxiety levels during colposcopic examination.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Unknown 143 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 23%
Student > Master 20 14%
Researcher 18 12%
Student > Bachelor 17 12%
Unspecified 14 10%
Other 44 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 63 43%
Unspecified 23 16%
Psychology 19 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 9%
Social Sciences 8 5%
Other 20 14%