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New Methods of Distribution of a Self Sampler Kit for Cervical Cancer Screening (NMDSS2)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified May 2012 by Azienda Sanitaria Locale 4, Teramo.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Emma Altobelli, Azienda Sanitaria Locale 4, Teramo Identifier:
First received: July 17, 2012
Last updated: July 23, 2012
Last verified: May 2012

The opportunity of a home, self-collected sample, opens the chance to remove some of the barriers that may discourage women from participating to screening programmes or performing HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)-test. Self-sampling is less time consuming and invasive as compared with tests performed at a clinic. It allows for privacy, reduces discomfort and women know nobody would have to handle their body.

Study hypothesis: The use of a self-sampler may increase the recovery of non-responders women at cervical cancer screening.

Cervical Cancer Cin Grade

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Experimentation of New Organizational Models of Cervical Cancer Screening Programs, Upon the Use of HPV Test as First Level: Evaluation of the Methodologies Proposed of the Use of Self-sampling Devices to Recover Non-responders.

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Further study details as provided by Azienda Sanitaria Locale 4, Teramo:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • performing a HPV test within 3 months since the recall letter [ Time Frame: up to december 2012 (up to 3 months) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • How many of the women performing a test after intervention were never-screened or under-screened (last test more than 3 years before) [ Time Frame: up to december 2012 (up to 3 months) ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
vaginal washings

Estimated Enrollment: 15000
Study Start Date: September 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
control 1
standard recall letter to perform HPV test at the clinic
Intervention 1
direct mailing of the self sampling device at home
intervention 2
invitation to retire the self sampling device in local pharmacy

Detailed Description:

In a previous trial (ISRCTN96071600) the investigators tested on 2400 women, compliance with self sampler device (PantaRhei Devices, Zeist, the Netherlands).

With this study the investigators analyze the response to two channels of transmission of the device (a model of device easier, and less expensive than the previous), such as screening for colon cancer.

The shipment of the device at home and taking on a local pharmacy. Involving 15000 women non-responders to previous calls in five different screening programs in Italy (Rome, Bologna, Abruzzo region, Molise region, Veneto region).


Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Involving 15000 women non-responders to previous calls in five different screening programs in Italy (Rome, Bologna, Abruzzo region, Molise region, Veneto region).

Inclusion Criteria:

All women (aged 35-64 years) non-responding to the screening invitation in the previous year and eligible for recall

Exclusion Criteria:

does not meet inclusion criteria

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01647724

AUSL4 Teramo Not yet recruiting
Teramo, TE, Italy, 64100
Contact: Emma Altobelli, Prof.    0861420280 ext +39   
Principal Investigator: Emma Altobelli, Prof.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Azienda Sanitaria Locale 4, Teramo
Study Director: Emma Altobelli, Prof. AUSL4 Teramo - Italy
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Emma Altobelli, Responsable U.O. Epidemiology and Social Marketing, Azienda Sanitaria Locale 4, Teramo Identifier: NCT01647724     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NMD2TE
Study First Received: July 17, 2012
Last Updated: July 23, 2012

Keywords provided by Azienda Sanitaria Locale 4, Teramo:
cervical cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female processed this record on April 28, 2017