Participation in a Swedish cervical cancer screening program among women with psychiatric diagnoses: a population-based cohort study
Journal article, 2019

In Sweden, organized screening programs have significantly reduced the incidence of cervical cancer. For cancers overall, however, women with psychiatric diagnoses have lower survival rates than other women. This study explores whether women with psychiatric diagnoses participate in cervical cancer screening programs to a lesser extent than women on average, and whether there are disparities between psychiatric diagnostic groups based on grades of severity.

Cervical cancer screening participation

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Erik Eriksson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Malena Lau

Claes Jönsson

University of Gothenburg

Chenyang Zhang

Regional Cancer Centre West

Lise Lotte Risö Bergerlind

Regional Knowledge Centre for Mental Health

Junmei Miao Jonasson

University of Gothenburg

Björn Strander

University of Gothenburg

Regional Cancer Centre West

BMC Public Health

14712458 (eISSN)

Vol. 19 313 1-6 313

Subject Categories

General Practice

Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine

Areas of Advance

Life Science Engineering (2010-2018)



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