Impact of a Video Intervention for Rural Peruvian Women with Cervical Neoplasia before Loop Excisional Procedures

Daron Gale Ferris, Wendy Shulay Guevara Condorhuaman, Jennifer L Waller, Anneliese Lilienthal

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Objective: Indigenous Peruvian women have very high rates of cervical cancer. This study assessed the impact of an educational video on impoverished rural Peruvian women seeking loop excision surgery. Materials and Methods: Women completed baseline, postvideo and postsurgery questionnaires that assessed knowledge and attitudes about the procedure. Differences between groups were examined using repeated measures analysis of variance. Results: Women who watched the video were significantly more calm (2.6, 2.6, and 2.3, respectively; P = 0.04), relaxed (2.5, 2.5, and 2.1, respectively; P = 0.02), and content (3.4, 3.4, and 2.4, respectively, P < 0.01) at postvideo and postsurgery assessments compared with mean results at the baseline assessment. The same women were also significantly more tense (2.5, 2.0, and 2.0, respectively; P = 0.01), upset (1.6, 1.1, and 1.1, respectively; P = 0.01), and worried (3.0, 2.0, and 2.0, respectively; P = 0.01) at baseline compared with postvideo and postsurgery results. Approximately 93% of women believed that other women scheduled to have loop excision surgery should also watch the video. Conclusions: Dissemination of culturally sensitive video information minimizes adverse emotional responses associated with loop excision procedures before surgery. Such an intervention quickly improves the psychological well-being of women eventually subjected to surgical management of cervical neoplasia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-228
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 26 2015


  • LEEP
  • Peru
  • cervical cancer
  • dissemination
  • loop excision
  • video

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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