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Nursing (M.S.N.)

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College of Nursing


Women, age 20 to 39, attending three family planning clinics within a Michigan health department, were screened for Chlamydia trachomatis. A nucleic acid hybridization test (Gen-Probe) was used to collect cervical specimens for seven consecutive months. A chlamydia risk assessment form, using Michigan Department of Community Health's selective screening criteria, was used to determine the client's risk group. A chi-square test with Yates correction was used for data analysis. The prevalence rates of high and low risk groups were compared with no significant difference (p = .18). The prevalence rates were 12.% in Site A; 1.7% in Site B; 1.7% in Site C; and the mean prevalence rate was 3.0%. CDC's 5% prevalence rate, and NCchigan's 1994 local out county, and state prevalence rates of 7.9% and 5.08% respectively, were used as guidelines for determining high risk populations. Universal screening was recommended and instituted for Site A, and selective screening was continued in Sites B and C.


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