Abstract W002/#1410 Table 1
CharacteristicsASHA Workers (n=47)Clients (n=465)
Age (in years) 39.47±6.45 37.26+8.38
Education Illiterate Primary Secondary Graduate Postgraduate 0 (0.0%) 16 (34.0%) 25 (53.2%) 3 (6.4%) 3 (6.4%) 85 (18.28%) 189 (40.65%) 105 (22.59%) 66 (14.19%) 20 (4.3%)
Occupation Unskilled Semi-skilled Skilled 0 47(100%) 0 378 (81.3%) 77 (16.56%) 10 (2.15%)
History of cervical cancer screening in past 1(2.1%) 36 (7.7%)
Average time taken to counsel (in minutes) Number of repeat training sessions required 26.51±4.18 NA
Acceptability of self-sampling by clients counselled by different ASHA workers (Clients willing to get HPV sample/Total number of clients counselled by each ASHA) NA 58.25%
No of ASHA workers who could counsel following percentage of women <50% 50–90% >90% 10 17 20 NA
Feasibility (percentage of clients who find it easy/those who did self-sampling) 46 (97.9%) 461 (99.14%)
Reason of refusal of self-sampling Uncomfortable to self-sample Do not rely on test Find it difficult Feel embarrassed to do the test Just don’t want to do NA 48.9% 2.1% 4.2% 36.2% 8.6%
Wants to know result of HPV test by ASHA Physician NA 443 (95.26%) 22 (4.73%)
Positive HPV test 5 (10.6%) 51 (11%)
Visited centre for further management 5/5 (100%) 35/51 (68.6%)