Chapter 8. Cervical Screening

  1. Ruth Dunleavey

Published Online: 19 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988046.ch8

Cervical Cancer: A Guide for Nurses

Cervical Cancer: A Guide for Nurses

How to Cite

Dunleavey, R. (2008) Cervical Screening, in Cervical Cancer: A Guide for Nurses, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988046.ch8

Author Information

  1. Department of Haematology/Medical Oncology, St Vincents Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 12 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470061015

Online ISBN: 9780470988046



  • cervical screening;
  • cervical screening programmes;
  • problems with cervical screening programmes;
  • screening intervals;
  • improving screening uptake amongst minority groups;
  • information leaflets;
  • psychological sequelae of cervical screening


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cervical screening programmes – do they work?

  • Problems with cervical screening programmes

  • Screening intervals

  • When should screening be instigated and terminated?

  • Problems with access

  • Improving screening uptake amongst minority groups

  • Information and consent

  • Information leaflets

  • Psychological sequelae of cervical screening

  • Conclusion

  • Frequently asked questions

  • Resources

  • References