Projects led by PhD Silvina Arrossi

Period: 2017-2020.

Problem: low Pap triage coverage adherence in women who tested HPV positive via self-collection of the HPV test.

Aims: evaluate the efficiency and the implementation of a multicomponent strategy to increase adherence to Pap triage in women who tested HPV positive via self-collection of the HPV test.

Funded by:  National Cancer Institute / National Cancer Institutes of Health – R01.

Period: 2019-2020

Problem: low access coverage to mammogram screenings.

Aims: evaluate the implementation of the intervention by an automated system of invitation via text message (SMS) to promote participation of performing mammogram screenings in women aged 50 to 70 in the Jujuy Province.

Funded by: National Cancer Institute

Period: 2018-2020

Problem: lack of evidence regarding the obstacles and facilitators in the implementation of the self-collection of the HPV test strategy in programmatic contexts.

Aims: evaluate the dependability of the implementation of the self-collection of the HPV test strategy according to the model presented in the EMA Project (EMA Strategy) in the Municipality of La Matanza.

Funded by: National Cancer Institute

Period: 2017-2020

Problems: low rates of adherence to triage, diagnosis and treatment in contexts of screening with self-collection of the HPV test for the prevention of cervical cancer.

Aims:

1. Measure the adherence to diagnosis and treatment in the context of screening with self-collection of the HPV test;

2. Analyze the relation between the sociodemographic characteristics of the women and adherence to the triage;

3. Describe the obstacles and facilitators (sociostructural, symbolic and institutional) for the adherence to the triage, diagnosis and treatment in the context of screening with the self-collection of the HPV test, from the women’s perspective.

Funded by: The National Agency for the Promotion of Science and Technology (PICT-2016-3064)

Period: 2019-2020

Problem: insufficient guidelines to orient public policies for promotion, and policies for prevention of cancer in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

Aims:

1. Evaluate health professionals’ perceptions regarding a Latin American and Caribbean Code Against Cancer (CLCC, for its acronym in Spanish) as a tool in cancer prevention (acceptability, feasibility and relevance)

2. Evaluate health decision-makers’ and health services managers’ perceptions in regards to implementing a CLCC as a support tool in designing and implementing public policies for cancer prevention and control (acceptability, feasibility and relevance).

3. Evaluate health professionals, health decision-makers’ and health services managers’ perspective in regards to possible broadcasting channels for CLCC.

4. Evaluate the Latin American population’s acceptability of the Code, as well as their perspective regarding possible broadcasting channels for CLCC as a tool to promote cancer prevention practices.

5. Evaluate the Latin American populations’ preferences regarding the content (comprehension) and the way of presenting the prevention messages (tone, use of language, phrase, etc.) to be included in the CLCC (relevance and acceptability).

Funded by: International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization (IARC-OMS)

Problem: low screening coverage for cervical cancer prevention in the indigenous people in extreme conditions of socio-economic vulnerability, with linguistic and cultural obstacles in accessing health services.

Aims: evaluating the acceptability of the HPV test via self-collection method in women aged 30 or older in Alto de la Sierra, a region in the Chaco salteño (the tropical forest area of Salta province), where the Wichí, Chorote and Criolla indigenous population lives.

Funded by: Associació Nous Cims, Catalonia, Spain

Period: 2017-2018

Problems: low rate of triage, diagnosis and treatment of HPV+ women in the context of screening performed via self-collection of the HPV test.

Aims: analyze the magnitude and the social determinants of triage, diagnosis and treatment adherence in HPV+ women in the context of screening with self-collection of the HPV test.

Funded by: Directorate of Research for Health. Grants SALUD INVESTIGA “Dr. Abraam Sonis” (Multicenter Studies Category)

Period: 2016-2019

Aims:

1. Validating the PSICO-ESTAMPA scale to measure the psychosocial impact of the HPV tests in the context of primary screening to prevent cervical cancer;

2. Make a transculturally valid instrument available to be used in Latin American counties.

Funded by: International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization (IARC-OMS)

Period: 2011-2016

Problem: limitations in the interventions carried out to reduce the frequency and mortality rate of cervical cancer, some of which are inherent to using screening methods based on conventional cytology (Pap).

Aim:

1. Evaluate the efficiency of the HPV test for the detection of CIN2+ lesions in comparison with the cytology test as primary screening;

2. Evaluate the implementation process of the HPV test;

Funded by: National Ministry of Health

Period: 2012-2013

Aim: evaluate the efficiency of the self-collection test offered by community health workers during home visits to increase screening coverage for cervical cancer prevention.

Funded by: Nation Ministry of Health- International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization (IARC-OMS).