Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 22nd, 2001
The finding by health psychologists in Britain suggests, they say, that the U.K.'s National Health Service policy for reporting normal smears needs to change.
A total of 1,027 women, aged 20-64, were asked to imagine that they had received a normal smear result. The meaning of this result was then presented using different combinations of verbal and numerical explanations ("Women's understanding of a 'normal smear test result': Experimental questionnaire based study," British Medical...
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