“It has to speak to people’s everyday life”: qualitative study of men and women’s willingness to participate in a non-medical approach to Chlamydia trachomatis screening

Karen Lorimer, Margaret Reid, Graham Hart

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The objective of this study was to explore the factors associated with men and women’s willingness to provide a urine sample for Chlamydia trachomatis screening in various non-medical settings. Men and women aged 16–24 years attending non-medical settings were invited to participate in urine-based screening and later to participate in a follow-up in-depth interview. Participant observation techniques were also used to collect data on young people’s response to the offer of screening.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-205
Number of pages5
JournalSexually Transmitted Infections
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009



  • sexual health
  • chlamydia
  • health screening

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