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Optimising attendance and coverage of organised screening is needed in order to reduce cervical cancer incidence to previous lower levels. In this study all non-participants in organised cervical cancer screening in 2008 in Espoo, Finland were randomised to receive a self-sampling kit (1130 women) or a reminder letter (3030 women). Effects on screening coverage were assessed according to the self-reported previous Pap-smear history of the participants. Participation rate in the self-sampling arm, 29.8%, was significantly higher than in the reminder letter arm, 26.2% (adjusted RR for participation 1.13). Total participation in Espoo in 2008 rose significantly after the two interventions from 64.0% to 75.4%. In both arms, app. 20% of the participants after second intervention could be considered under screened (previous pap-smear >/=5 years ago) and thus increased screening coverage. Respectively, for 70-75% the second intervention only provided over screening. Participation was lowest among young age-groups and immigrants, after primary invitation as well as after interventions. This study shows that a second intervention for non-attendees after the first invitation is needed to optimize the attendance rates. Self-sampling might be slightly more successful in this, but the effects on screening coverage were similar in both groups.
Mass Screening Registry, Finnish Cancer Registry, Pieni Roobertinkatu 9, FI-00130 Helsinki, Finland.
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