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Volume 4: No. 1, January 2007

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
The Costs of an Outreach Intervention for Low-Income Women With Abnormal Pap Smears

Month

No. Hours Spent by CHAs With Study Participants

No. HGSIL Contacts Made by CHAs

Total Contacts Made by CHAs

2000

January

9.6

2

22

February

6.9

0

25

March

7.7

0

22

April

1.7

2

10

May

8.7

2

36

June

20.6

6

65

Jul

13.5

0

60

August

20.0

12

81

September

17.1

4

100

October

13.9

10

108

Nov

13.1

6

100

December

9.2

3

57

2001

January

11.4

3

94

February

8.7

14

78

March

9.8

17

94

April

12.3

3

95

May

10.0

7

64

June

14.2

2

72

July

8.7

7

51

August

6.7

10

76

September

4.7

2

59

October

5.9

0

88

November

11.9

3

78

December

3.9

0

29

2002

Jan

9.8

8

68

Figure. Number of hours spent and number of contacts made per month by three community health advisors (CHAs) in an intervention designed to increase follow-up on abnormal Pap smears, January 2000 through January 2002 (Pearson r = 0.54; P < .001). Not shown are November and December 1999 in which four contacts were made. HGSIL indicates high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion.

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