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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 159 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 20%
Researcher 25 15%
Student > Bachelor 22 14%
Student > Master 20 12%
Unspecified 18 11%
Other 44 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 63 39%
Unspecified 27 17%
Psychology 19 12%
Social Sciences 15 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 9%
Other 23 14%