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HERDIN Record #: PCHRD08161109081472 Submitted: 16 August 2011 Modified: 16 August 2011

The validity of PAP smear as a screening procedure for cervical carcinoma.

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General Objective:To determine the validity of the PAP smear in SIMC as a screening procedure in cervical carcinoma.Specific Objective:1. To identify the existing operational factors which may affect its validity through the: 1.1 Comparison of the proportion of readable slides to non-readable slides processed from different sources; 1.2 Determination of the inter and intra observer reading realibity of the SIMC cytophatologist as compared to a reference cytophatologist;2. To determine the sensitivity and specificity of pap smear using cervical biopsy result as the gold standard;3. To determine the prevalence rate of cervical cancer in Cebu as detected by pap smear.

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