Decades of promotion of the Pap test have fallen short in persuading vulnerable women to get screened for cervical cancer. Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing provides an additional screening tool, and the task for cancer control is to promote understanding of the test and encourage its use. Ogden and colleagues investigated the effect of message framing on increasing knowledge and intention to receive HPV testing. Although both messages increased knowledge and intention, no differences were found between gain- and loss-framed messages. We explore implications of this finding and discuss needed research to expand upon and contextualize this important formative research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)823-824
Number of pages2
JournalCancer Prevention Research
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2021

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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