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Pap smear rates are lower than perceived by many primary care providers, and women refuse or miss pap smears for a variety of reasons. This project investigated both reasons for which women miss or refuse pap smears and ways in which physicians can increase pap smear rates, create a more positive environment during the pap smear experience, and more effectively communicate with patients about pap smears. Intervention consisted of an informational flyer about pap smears for female patients.

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Eastern Maine Medical Center, Center for Family Medicine


Maine, Pap Smear, Women's Health, HPV, Prevention, Cervical Cancer

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