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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Melanie
dc.contributor.authorUgwuegbulam, Ugochi
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-27T16:42:22Z
dc.date.available2022-06-27T16:42:22Z
dc.date.issued2022-05-09
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/13758
dc.description.abstractCancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease; one of every four deaths in the United States is due to cancer (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018). Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women, leading to an estimated 528,000 cases and 266,000 deaths worldwide in 2012(Campos et al., 2016). Cervical cancer screening through the Papanicolaou (Pap) test is an effective means of detecting precancerous cell changes within the transformational zone of the cervix and reducing the incidence of cervical cancer in the asymptomatic stage (Everett et al., 2014). Purpose & Objective: This quality improvement project is intended to increase the rate of cervical cancer screening by introducing a home human papilloma virus (HPV) testing option with increased patient education and to standardize the utilization of the 2019 American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) guideline in a primary care setting. Method: Evidence-based interventions implemented included providing an option for home HPV testing with augmented teaching and a workflow change to ensure ASCCP guidelines are followed to manage abnormal results. Data analyses were done utilizing a run chart, descriptive statistics, and a Chi-square test to analyze changes in pre-and postintervention outcomes. Result: Findings showed a 46% increase in post-project cervical cancer screening rates at the facility compared to the preintervention phase of the project. Increased providers’ adherence to ASCCP guidelines in managing abnormal cervical cancer screening result noted postintervention.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectCervical cancer screeningen_US
dc.subjectEarly detectionen_US
dc.subjectCancer guidelinesen_US
dc.subjectHPV self-testen_US
dc.subjectCancer preventionen_US
dc.titleImproving Cervical Cancer Screening Rates and Utilization of Evidence-Based Treatment Guidelines at a Rural Primary Care Clinicen_US
dc.typeDoctoral Projecten_US
thesis.degree.departmentNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Nursing Practiceen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberThaxton, Cheryl
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Nursingen_US


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