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Population-level sexual behaviours in adolescent girls before and after introduction of the human papillomavirus vaccine (2003-2013).

Gina S Ogilvie, Felicia Phan, Heather N Pedersen, Simon R Dobson, Monika Naus, Elizabeth M Saewyc,

<h4>Background</h4>The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is delivered widely through school-based immunization programs. Some groups have expressed concern that HPV vaccination programs will result in an increase in sexual risk-taking behaviours among adolescents. We aimed to evaluate population-level changes in sexual behaviours before and after implementation of the school-based HPV vaccination ... Read more >>

CMAJ (CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne)
[2018, 190(41):E1221-E1226]

Cited: 3 times

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Understanding Men's Perceptions of Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer Screening in Kampala, Uganda.

Erin Moses, Heather N Pedersen, Emily C Wagner, Musa Sekikubo, Deborah M Money, Gina S Ogilvie, Sheona M Mitchell-Foster,

<h4>Purpose</h4>This preliminary study explores Ugandan men's knowledge and attitudes about human papillomavirus (HPV), cervical cancer, and screening.<h4>Methods</h4>A local physician led an education session about cervical cancer for 62 men in Kisenyi, Kampala in Uganda. Trained nurse midwives administered surveys to assess knowledge and attitudes before and after the education session.<h4>Results</h4>From ... Read more >>

J Glob Oncol (Journal of global oncology)
[2018, 4:1-9]

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Community-based HPV self-collection versus visual inspection with acetic acid in Uganda: a cost-effectiveness analysis of the ASPIRE trial.

Alex K Mezei, Heather N Pedersen, Stephen Sy, Catherine Regan, Sheona M Mitchell-Foster, Josaphat Byamugisha, Musa Sekikubo, Heather Armstrong, Angeli Rawat, Joel Singer, Gina S Ogilvie, Jane J Kim, Nicole G Campos,

BACKGROUND:Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for women in Uganda, despite the potential for prevention through organised screening. Community-based self-collected human papillomavirus (HPV) testing has been proposed to reduce barriers to screening. OBJECTIVE:Our objective was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the Advances in Screening and Prevention of ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2018, 8(6):e020484]

Cited: 8 times

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Cost-effectiveness of cervical cancer screening methods in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review.

Alex K Mezei, Heather L Armstrong, Heather N Pedersen, Nicole G Campos, Sheona M Mitchell, Musa Sekikubo, Josaphat K Byamugisha, Jane J Kim, Stirling Bryan, Gina S Ogilvie,

The incidence of cervical cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is five times higher than that observed in high-income countries (HICs). This discrepancy is largely attributed to the implementation of cytology-based screening programmes in HICs. However, due to reduced health system infrastructure requirements, HPV testing (self- and provider-collected) and ... Read more >>

Int J Cancer (International journal of cancer)
[2017, 141(3):437-446]

Cited: 30 times

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Self-collection based HPV testing for cervical cancer screening among women living with HIV in Uganda: a descriptive analysis of knowledge, intentions to screen and factors associated with HPV positivity.

Sheona M Mitchell, Heather N Pedersen, Evelyn Eng Stime, Musa Sekikubo, Erin Moses, David Mwesigwa, Christine Biryabarema, Jan Christilaw, Josaphat K Byamugisha, Deborah M Money, Gina S Ogilvie,

<h4>Background</h4>Women living with HIV (WHIV) are disproportionately impacted by cervical dysplasia and cancer. The burden is greatest in low-income countries where limited or no access to screening exists. The goal of this study was to describe knowledge and intentions of WHIV towards HPV self-collection for cervical cancer screening, and to ... Read more >>

BMC Womens Health (BMC women's health)
[2017, 17(1):4]

Cited: 6 times

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Strategies for Community Education Prior to Clinical Trial Recruitment for a Cervical Cancer Screening Intervention in Uganda.

Sheona M Mitchell, Heather N Pedersen, Musa Sekikubo, Christine Biryabarema, Josaphat J K Byamugisha, David Mwesigwa, Malcolm Steinberg, Deborah M Money, Gina S Ogilvie,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Community engagement and education can improve acceptability and participation in clinical trials conducted in Kisenyi, Uganda. In preparation for a randomized controlled trial exploring different methods for cervical cancer screening, we explored optimal engagement strategies from the perspective of community members and health professionals.<h4>Methods</h4>We conducted key informant interviews followed by ... Read more >>

Front Oncol (Frontiers in oncology)
[2016, 6:90]

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Correlates of women's intentions to be screened for human papillomavirus for cervical cancer screening with an extended interval.

Gina S Ogilvie, Laurie W Smith, Dirk van Niekerk, Fareeza Khurshed, Heather N Pedersen, Darlene Taylor, Katharine Thomson, Sandra B Greene, Suzanne M Babich, Eduardo L Franco, Andrew J Coldman,

<h4>Background</h4>High-risk HPV DNA testing has been proposed as a primary tool for cervical cancer screening (HPV-CCS) as an alternative to the Papanicolaou cytology- method. This study describes factors associated with women's intentions to attend cervical cancer screening if high-risk HPV DNA testing (HPV-CCS) was implemented as a primary screening tool, ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2016, 16:213]

Cited: 9 times

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Uptake of community-based, self-collected HPV testing vs. visual inspection with acetic acid for cervical cancer screening in Kampala, Uganda: preliminary results of a randomised controlled trial.

Erin Moses, Heather N Pedersen, Sheona M Mitchell, Musa Sekikubo, David Mwesigwa, Joel Singer, Christine Biryabarema, Josaphat K Byamugisha, Deborah M Money, Gina S Ogilvie,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To compare two cervical cancer screening methods: community-based self-collection of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) testing and visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA).<h4>Methods</h4>Pilot randomised controlled trial of 500 women aged 30-65 in the community of Kisenyi, Uganda. Women randomised to self-collection-based HR-HPV testing provided a cervico-vaginal swab for HR-HPV, and results ... Read more >>

Trop Med Int Health (Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH)
[2015, 20(10):1355-1367]

Cited: 30 times

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