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Screening for chlamydia: Are you doing it?

Ouden, Dyan Den DNP, FNP-BC; Derouin, Anne DNP, CPNP; Silva, Susan PhD; Khan, Abdul MD

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000444649.28067.3e
Feature: DNP SELECTED CAPSTONE PROJECT

Abstract: This retrospective study evaluates the implications of offering routine chlamydia screenings to women ages 16 to 25 attending a primary care clinical setting. Results found that routine screenings significantly increased the number of women screened, enabling early identification and treatment of affected women and potentially reducing infection rates.

This retrospective study evaluates the implications of offering routine chlamydia screenings to women ages 16 to 25 in a primary care clinical setting. Results found that routine screenings significantly increased the number of women screened, enabling early identification and treatment of affected women and potentially reducing infection rates.

Dyan Den Ouden is a family nurse practitioner with the city and county of San Francisco, Calif.

Anne Derouin is an assistant professor at Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, N.C.

Susan Silva is an associate research professor at Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, N.C.

Dr. Abdul Khan is a physician in Manteca, Calif.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins