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dc.contributor.authorLin, Jin-Dingen_US
dc.contributor.authorSung, Chang-Linen_US
dc.contributor.authorLin, Lan-Pingen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Ta-Wenen_US
dc.contributor.authorLin, Pei-Yingen_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, Li-Meien_US
dc.contributor.authorChu, Cordiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWu, Jia-Lingen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:08:22Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:08:22Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-03-04T07:02:42Z
dc.identifier.issn08914222en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ridd.2009.10.012en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36783
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to establish evidence-based data to explore the perceptions and experience of primary care physicians in the Pap smear screening provision for women with intellectual disabilities (ID), and to analyze the associated factors in the delivery of screening services to women with ID in Taiwan. Data obtained by a cross-sectional survey by a structured, self-administered questionnaire (12 perceptional issues), and were posted to all primary care settings (N = 168) which provided Pap smear tests for women with ID in Taichung and I-Lan counties in Taiwan, Republic of China during the period of 2009. The vital primary care physician of each healthcare setting was the main respondent of the questionnaire. Finally, there were 69 valid questionnaires returned, giving a response rate of 41.7%. The main findings showed that 72.5% medical care settings provide Pap smear services and 51.5% have practical experience on conducting the tests for women with ID. Among the respondents, nearly 90% primary care physicians expressed thatwomen with ID need Pap smear test regularly. With regard to the associated factors in the delivery of Pap smear screening services to women with ID. The study found that experienced healthcare settings in Pap smear tests for women with ID were more likely to be in public healthcare settings, felt confident in providing screening tests, having a rapid screening program and having a reminding follow-up system. Those respondents felt necessity in Pap smear test for women with ID were more likely to express it is needed to setup a special screening clinic for this group ofwomen. The present study suggests thatwomen with ID need thoughtful, wellcoordinated care from primary care physicians, to increase access to health care providers may be helpful in improving Pap screening tests for this population.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom440en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto445en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalResearch in Developmental Disabilitiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume31en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode329999en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321212en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321299en_US
dc.titlePerception and experience of primary care physicians on Pap smear screening for women with intellectual disabilities: A preliminary findingen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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