Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2012

Keywords

Chlamydia, Screening, Ireland

Abstract

This report summarises the findings of the Pilot Screening Intervention conducted in Ireland between 2008 and 2009 as part of the Chlamydia Screening in Ireland Pilot study. The studies aimed to pilot screening models and to evaluate their feasibility and effectiveness.

The study was commissioned by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) and overseen by the Health Research Board (HRB). It was carried out by a team from the Division of Population Health Sciences at the Royal College of Surgeons (RSCI) in Ireland, the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at the National University of Ireland Galway, and Consultants in Public Health Medicine from the Health Service Executive (HSE). ² Ethical approval for study components was provided by Research Ethics Committees of the RCSI, NUI Galway and the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP).

Disciplines

Epidemiology | International Public Health

Citation

Balfe M, Brugha R, O'Connell E, Vaughan D, O'Donovan D, Coleman C, Conroy R, Cormican M, Fitzgerald M, Fleming C, McGee H, Murphy A, Ni Fhoghlu, O'Neill C, Gillespie P. Chlamydia Screening in Ireland: a pilot study of opportunistic screening for genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Ireland (2007-2009). Screening Intervention Report. Dublin: Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) Ireland and Health research Board (HRB) Ireland, 2012