3071.0 HPV and Cervical Cancer: Exploring New Opportunities and Sharing What is Known

Monday, November 5, 2007: 8:30 AM
The link between HPV and cervical cancer has been established; however, several disparities exist among minority groups that negatively affect adherence to screening and prevention. Opportunities to address the disparities among obese populations, as well as ethnic and cultural minorities, include developing tailored educational materials and alternative sampling methods. Pap tests are not culturally appropriate or cost effective for all populations; methods such as the Fournier self-sampling device or visual inspection with acetic acid may offer needed substitute methods of HPV and cervical cancer screening. The importance of identifying barriers to screening and resolving issues related to access to care and low levels of awareness in high-risk minority populations will be discussed, including findings from studies of the American Indian and Haitian populations in America, as well as high-risk populations in developing countries.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the recommended cervical cancer screening guidelines. 2. Identify possible differences in screening by BMI, race/ethnicity and culture. 3. Describe important considerations for creating culturally appropriate educational materials for HPV and cervical cancer prevention. 4. Understand the benefit of using alternative methods for cervical cancer screening.
Heather M. Brandt, PhD, CHES

8:30 AM
HPV and cervical health knowledge among American Indian women in the Southeastern US
Heather M. Brandt, PhD, CHES, Patricia A. Sharpe, PhD, MPH, Elizabeth Owl-Myers, FNP, Betty Taylor, RN, Glenda Mullins, RN, Ericka L. Burroughs, MA, MPH, Michael Dickey, MPH, CHES and Donna H. McCree, PhD, MPH, RPh
8:40 AM
Development of culturally appropriate educational materials on HPV and Pap tests for American Indian women
Patricia A. Sharpe, PhD, MPH, Heather M. Brandt, PhD, CHES, Elizabeth Owl-Myers, FNP, Betty Taylor, RN, Glenda Mullins, RN, Lara Peck, MPH and Donna H. McCree, PhD, MPH, RPh
8:50 AM
Is the prevalence of cervical cancer screening lower among obese women?
Fatma Shebl, MD, MS, MHS, Katayoun Khosravani, MD,MS, Toumany Coulibaly, MD, MS, Min Zhan, PhD, Pat Langenberg, PhD, Diane M. Dwyer, MD, Carmela Groves, RN MS, Annette Hopkins, RN MS and Eileen K. Steinberger, MD MS
9:05 AM
Discovering a culturally-appropriate alternative to the Pap smear for Haitian American women: The Fournier self-sampling device
Lindley Barbee, PhD, Erin Kobetz, PhD, MPH, Jenny Blanco, MPH, Pascale Auguste, Jennifer Hu, PhD, Thomas M. Hooton, MD, Joseph Lucci, MD, Ty Swartzlander, Brittany Ashlock and Rachel Becker
9:20 AM
Visual inspection with acetic acid is more cost-effective than Pap smears for cervical cancer screening in Honduras
Rebecca B. Perkins, MD, Sarah Langrish, NP, Linda J. Stern, MPH, Jaqueline Figueroa, MD and Carol J. Simon, PhD
9:35 AM
Acceptability of self-collected for HPV testing among African American women in the Mississippi Delta
Isabel Scarinci, PhD, MPH, Isabel Garces, MPH and Edward Partridge, MD

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, Epidemiology, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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