After-effects reported by women having follow-up cervical cytology tests in primary care: a cohort study within the TOMBOLA trial

Cotton, Seonaidh; Sharp, Linda; Cochran, Claire; Gray, Nicola; Cruickshank, Maggie; Smart, Louise; Thornton, Alison; Little, Julian
June 2011
British Journal of General Practice;Jun2011, Vol. 61 Issue 587, p391
Academic Journal
The article discusses a cohort study within the TOMBOLA trial which explored after-effects reported by women having follow-up cervical cytology tests in British primary care. The study showed that a significant minority of the 1,120 women from Grampian and Tayside in Scotland and Nottingham in England experienced pain, bleeding, and discharge following tests. The sociodemographic factors linked with the reported frequency of the after-effects include age, smoking status, and employment status.


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