Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2016, Page: 1-8
Reliability of Visual Inspection After Acetic Acid Staining in Screening for Cervical Pre-malignant Lesion Among Female Subjects in a Rural Tertiary Hospital in Nigeria
Gabriel Olusegun Emmanuel, Department of Family Medicine, Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti, EkitiState, Nigeria
Ajetunmobi Oluwaserimi Adewumi, Department of Family Medicine, Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti, EkitiState, Nigeria
Akomolafe Akinwumi Oluwole, Department of Morbid Anatomy, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Bushari Olusegun Adesola, Department of Family Medicine, Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti, EkitiState, Nigeria
Adeniyi Adebayo Augustine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
Dada Samuel Ayokunle, Department of Internal Medicine, Renal Unit, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Received: Nov. 29, 2015;       Accepted: Dec. 21, 2015;       Published: Jan. 11, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.crj.20160401.11       View        Downloads  
This study was carried out in order to assess the sensitivity and specificity of visual inspection after acetic acid staining (VIA) using Papanicolaou smear as the gold standard screening method for cervical premalignant lesion. Two hundred and twenty (220) consecutive and consenting women ages 20 – 70years, attending Federal Medical Centre, Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State, were recruited. Relevant data were collected using interviewer-administered semi-structured questionnaires. In conclusion, the prevalence of pre-malignant lesion of cervical cancer is high in this study. It is therefore recommended that awareness of cervical cancer and its screening should be improved through health education campaigns. VIA can serve as an alternative to Papanicolaou smear in resource-limited countries, since it has high level of specificity and sensitivity as Papanicolaou smear.
Cervical Cancer, VIA, Pap Smear, Screening, Developing Countries
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Gabriel Olusegun Emmanuel, Ajetunmobi Oluwaserimi Adewumi, Akomolafe Akinwumi Oluwole, Bushari Olusegun Adesola, Adeniyi Adebayo Augustine, Dada Samuel Ayokunle, Reliability of Visual Inspection After Acetic Acid Staining in Screening for Cervical Pre-malignant Lesion Among Female Subjects in a Rural Tertiary Hospital in Nigeria, Cancer Research Journal. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.11648/j.crj.20160401.11
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