Efficacy of strategies to increase participation in cervical cancer screening: GPs offering self-sampling kits for HPV testing versus recommendations to have a pap smear taken - A randomised controlled trial (vol 9, 100194, 2020): GPs offering self-sampling kits for HPV testing versus recommendations to have a pap smear taken - A randomised controlled trial” [Papillomavirus Res. 9 (2020) 100194] (Papillomavirus Research (2020) 9, (S2405852120300185), (10.1016/j.pvr.2020.100194))

E. Peeters, K. Cornet, H. Cammu, V. Verhoeven, D. Devroey, M. Arbyn

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The authors missed few things while publishing their article and now publishing this corrigendum to stand them corrected. 1. Two of the authors H. Cammu and V. Verhoeven were inadvertently missed to be added in the article which was published. The authorship now stands corrected in this corrigendum.2. The authors would also like to propose the following adjustments to the CRediT Authorship Contribution Statement:E. Peeters: Formal analysis, Writing - original draft. K. Cornet: Conceptualization, Methodology, Formal analysis, Resources, Investigation. H. Cammu: Supervision. V. Verhoeven: Conceptualization, Methodology, Formal analysis, Investigation. D. Devroey: Writing - review & editing. M. Arbyn: Formal analysis, Writing - review & editing, Funding acquisition. 3. Abstract was missed during the publication of the article and hence it is provided below:Abstract Background: Cervical cancer is preventable by early detection and treatment of pre-cancerous lesions. The current screening policy in Belgium (3-yearly cytology on Pap smears) covers 60% of the target population. Offering self-samples by GPs can overcome barriers for women who are currently not screened. Methods: Women aged 25–64 who did not have a Pap smear since three years and consulted a GP practice in a Flemish municipality between November 2014 and April 2015 were allocated in a 1:1 ratio to either the intervention arm where women were given a vaginal self-sampling kit or control arm where women were encouraged to make an appointment for having a Pap smear taken by a clinician. Results: Eighty-eight consenting women were randomised. 35 (78%) out of 45 women in the self-sampling arm participated in screening compared to 22 (51%) out of 43 women in the control arm (p = 0.009). This difference remained significant after adjusting for covariates (age category, education level, time interval since last Pap smear, past Pap smear-taker). Conclusion: GPs offering self-sampling kits resulted in a high participation. Larger trials should confirm this effect and evaluate feasibility of this approach. 4. The authors would also like to include the following sentence in the acknowledgement“The laboratory AML (Antwerp, Belgium) is acknowledged for the free HPV testing on the self-samples."

Original languageEnglish
Article number100201
JournalPapillomavirus research
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

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