Optimising cervical cancer prevention amongst Aboriginal women in rural and remote New South Wales: A pilot study

Research status

In progress

Overview of Study

Family Planning NSW, with Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service, is implementing a pilot study which aims to address the relatively high cervical cancer incidence and mortality amongst Aboriginal women, through utilising a combined screening approach with same-day treatment (if indicated and requested). A ‘same-day’ approach may benefit women who may otherwise be lost to follow up.

An evaluation is being undertaken by the University of Newcastle to explore the acceptability of this approach for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women and the relevant health workforce.

Douglas Hanly Moir is undertaking the analysis of cervical screening tests, and Cepheid Australia is providing equipment and technical support for point of care testing.

More information about the study can be found here: https://www.fpnsw.org.au/walgettstudy

(This research project has been approved by the Family Planning NSW Ethics Committee; approval number R2016-09)

Partners

Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service (WAMS)

University of Newcastle

Douglass Hanly Moir (DHM)

Cepheid Australia

Contact Details

If you would like more information, please contact:

Jessica Botfield (FPNSW): jessicab@fpnsw.org.au 

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