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Opportunistic screening for genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection and partner follow-up in family planning clinics in three Scottish cities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15086989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three large urban family planning clinics (FPCs) in Scotland participated in a study to examine the implications of opportunistically offering urine testing for genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection and FPC follow-up of positive women and of their male partners. Ninety-eight percent (3029) of women accepted the test. The prevalence of infection was 5.2% and this decreased significantly with age. There was no significant difference in prevalence between centres. Ninety-one percent of positive women intended to inform at least one partner about their infection status. Pretest counselling took about 10 minutes per woman while management (excluding full screening for sexually transmitted infections) of positive women took an additional 10 minutes. Screening in the FPC is acceptable to many women and to some of their male partners. Training and resources for administration and staffing are required if opportunistic screening is to be implemented.
Ahilya Noone; Aileen Spiers; Gwen Allardice; Susan Carr; Gillian Flett; Audrey Brown; Sara Twaddle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of family planning and reproductive health care / Faculty of Family Planning & Reproductive Health Care, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1471-1893     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-16     Completed Date:  2004-07-07     Revised Date:  2005-04-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101087687     Medline TA:  J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health, Glasgow, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Chlamydia Infections / epidemiology,  therapy,  urine*
Contact Tracing
Continuity of Patient Care
Family Planning Services / organization & administration,  utilization*
Follow-Up Studies
Mass Screening / utilization*
Patient Acceptance of Health Care / statistics & numerical data*
Referral and Consultation
Risk Factors
Scotland / epidemiology
Sexual Behavior
Women's Health
Comment In:
J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2005 Jan;31(1):81; author reply 81   [PMID:  15720865 ]
J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2004 Jul;30(3):195   [PMID:  15222936 ]

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