Effects of an Education Intervention about HPV Self-Testing for Healthcare Providers and Staff

Brynne E. Presser, Mira L. Katz, Abigail B. Shoben, Deborah Moore, Mack Ruffin, Electra D. Paskett, Paul L. Reiter

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) self-testing is an emerging cervical cancer screening strategy, yet efforts to educate healthcare providers and staff about HPV self-testing are lacking. We report the findings of a brief education intervention about HPV self-testing for healthcare providers and staff. We conducted education sessions during 2015 with healthcare providers and staff (n = 33) from five federally qualified health centers located in Appalachian Ohio. Participants attended a one-time session and completed pre- and post-intervention surveys. Analyses for paired data assessed changes in knowledge and beliefs about HPV, HPV-related disease, and HPV self-testing. The intervention increased participants’ knowledge and affected many of the beliefs examined. Participants answered an average of 4.67 of six knowledge items correctly on pre-intervention surveys and 5.82 items correctly on post-intervention surveys (p < 0.001). The proportion of participants who answered all six knowledge items correctly increased substantially (pre-intervention =9% vs. post-intervention =82%, p < 0.001). Compared to pre-intervention surveys, participants more strongly believed on post-intervention surveys that it is important to examine HPV self-testing as a potential cervical cancer screening strategy, that their female patients would be willing to use an HPV self-test at home by themselves, and that they have the knowledge to talk with their patients about HPV self-testing (all p < 0.05). A brief education intervention can be a viable approach for increasing knowledge and affecting beliefs about HPV self-testing among healthcare providers and staff. Findings will be valuable for planning and developing future HPV self-test interventions that include an education component for healthcare providers and staff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)954-959
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018

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Presser, Brynne E. ; Katz, Mira L. ; Shoben, Abigail B. ; Moore, Deborah ; Ruffin, Mack ; Paskett, Electra D. ; Reiter, Paul L. / Effects of an Education Intervention about HPV Self-Testing for Healthcare Providers and Staff. In: Journal of Cancer Education. 2018 ; Vol. 33, No. 5. pp. 954-959.
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