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Table 3 Ability to conduct the self-sampling

From: “The best thing is that you are doing it for yourself” – perspectives on acceptability and feasibility of HPV self-sampling among cervical cancer screening clients in Tanzania: a qualitative pilot study

Self-sampling feasibilityWritten instruction/ completed self-sample without nurse assistanceWritten instruction/ asked for nurse assistance to complete self-sampleWritten + oral instruction/ completed self-sample without further nurse assistanceWritten + oral instruction/ asked for further nurse assistance to complete self-sampleTotal
Self-sampling 100% correctly123
Did not wait 3 min (step 4)19.-10
Did not wait 3 min (step 4) and failed at putting the sample into a container (step 5)66
Failed at putting the sample into a container (step 5)22