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.
Eastern Maine Medical Center, Center for Family Medicine
Maine, Pap Smear, Women's Health, HPV, Prevention, Cervical Cancer
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Brooks, Stephanie Alexis, "Increasing Patient Understanding & Provider Awareness of Pap Smears" (2016). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 166.