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dc.contributor.authorLin, Lan-Pingen_US
dc.contributor.authorLin, Jin-Dingen_US
dc.contributor.authorSung, Chang-Linen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Ta-Wenen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Yi-Lianen_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, Li-Meien_US
dc.contributor.authorChu, Cordiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:16:06Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:16:06Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-03-04T07:02:47Z
dc.identifier.issn08914222en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ridd.2009.10.001en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36784
dc.description.abstractAlthough little is known about the incidence of cervical cancer in women with intellectual disabilities (ID), Pap smear screening is an effective public health program to prevent cervical cancer to this group of people. The purposes of this study were to identify and evaluate the factors regarding the utilization of the Pap smears in women with ID seen in the preventive health screening program. We employed a cross-sectional survey ''2009 National Survey on Preventive Health Use and Determinants among People with Disabilities'', with the study sample 508 women with ID (aged 15 years) participated in the research in Taiwan. Results showed that there were 22.1% women with ID had ever used Pap smear screening previously and mean age of the first screening was nearly 40 years old. Comparing to the general population in Taiwan, the ID women at age group <35 years was less likely to use screening and the age group 35 years wasmore likely to use Pap smears than did the general women. Finally, a logistic regression analysis showed that marital status and had experience of accepted tubal ligation surgery were two factors which predicted Pap smear test use in the study. Those women with ID who had marital status were 8.99 times (95% CI = 1.65-49.15) more likely than those had notmarital status to use Pap smear test. Women with ID had experience on tubal ligation surgery were 10.48 times (95% CI = 1.40-78.26) more likely to use Pap smear test than their counterparts. This study highlights that to acknowledge the rights of women with ID to access Pap smear screening service, health professionals will need to become more flexible and competent in the service that they provide.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.ispartofpagefrom403en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto409en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalResearch in Developmental Disabilitiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume31en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321299en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321212en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode329999en_US
dc.titlePapanicolaou smear screening of women with intellectual disabilities: A cross-sectional survey in Taiwanen_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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