Hong Kong Med J 2007;13(Suppl 2):S16-20
Increasing knowledge about and uptake of cervical cancer screening in Hong Kong Chinese women over 40 years
SF Twinn, E Holroyd, C Fabrizio, A Moore, JA Dickinson
Nethersole School of Nursing The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
1. Health promotion campaigns that are able to increase women’s knowledge of their risk of cervical cancer and act as a prompt maximising screening attendance should be developed.
2. Health promotion campaigns targeting service providers to maximise appropriate opportunistic screening should be developed.
3. Health promotion campaigns that specifically target older women to increase their knowledge of cervical cancer and screening and their awareness of personal risk should be developed.
4. Health promotion messages should focus on the need for all sexually active women to have regular cervical screening and encourage women to return for further screening.
5. A database providing an accurate record of each woman’s cervical screening status should be developed.