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Abnormal Pap Follow-Up among Criminal-Legal Involved Women in Three U.S. Cities

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Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
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Department of Population Health, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
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School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
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RTI International Community Health and Implementation Research Program, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
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Department of Psychiatry, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
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Academic Editor: Dianne Morrison-Beedy
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(12), 6556; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126556
Received: 5 May 2021 / Revised: 11 June 2021 / Accepted: 14 June 2021 / Published: 18 June 2021
Criminal-legal involved women experience significant barriers to preventive cervical care, and consequently there is a higher incidence of cervical cancer in this population. The purpose of this study is to identify variables that may facilitate abnormal Pap follow-up among criminal-legal involved women living in community settings. The study included n = 510 women with criminal-legal histories, from three U.S. cities—Birmingham, AL; Kansas City, KS/MO; Oakland, CA. Participants completed a 288-item survey, with questions related to demographics, social advantages, provider communication, and reasons for missing follow-up care. There were n = 58 women who reported abnormal Pap testing, and n = 40 (69%) received follow-up care. Most women received either repeat Pap/HPV testing (n = 15, 38%), or colposcopy and/or biopsy (n = 14, 35%). Women who did not follow-up (n = 15, 26%) cited that they forgot (n = 8, 53%), were uninsured (n = 3, 20%), or were reincarcerated (n = 3, 20%). In a multivariate analysis, both having a primary care provider (OR 4.6, 95% CI 1.3–16.0) and receiving specific provider communication about follow-up (OR 3.8, 95% CI 1.1–13.2) were independent predictors for abnormal Pap follow-up. Interventions that offer linkages to providers in the community or ensure abnormal Pap care plans are communicated effectively may mitigate the disparate incidence of cervical cancer among criminal-legal involved women. View Full-Text
Keywords: cervical cancer disparities; criminal-legal involved women; abnormal Pap follow-up cervical cancer disparities; criminal-legal involved women; abnormal Pap follow-up
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Salyer, C.; Lipnicky, A.; Bagwell-Gray, M.; Lorvick, J.; Cropsey, K.; Ramaswamy, M. Abnormal Pap Follow-Up among Criminal-Legal Involved Women in Three U.S. Cities. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 6556. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126556

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Salyer C, Lipnicky A, Bagwell-Gray M, Lorvick J, Cropsey K, Ramaswamy M. Abnormal Pap Follow-Up among Criminal-Legal Involved Women in Three U.S. Cities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(12):6556. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126556

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Salyer, Chelsea, Ashlyn Lipnicky, Meredith Bagwell-Gray, Jennifer Lorvick, Karen Cropsey, and Megha Ramaswamy. 2021. "Abnormal Pap Follow-Up among Criminal-Legal Involved Women in Three U.S. Cities" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 12: 6556. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126556

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