Table 2.

Assessment of change in cell number and cytomorphology

Variable and time/changeFrequencyP
Change in cell number per slide
    Increase6 (13%)0.002
    No change19 (42%)
    Decrease20 (44%)
Change in categorical descriptor
    Worsen9 (20%)0.16
    No change19 (42%)
    Improve17 (38%)
Change in presence of cytologic atypia
    Worsen (no atypia→atypia)3 (7%)0.013
    No change (same at both RPFNAs)30 (67%)
    Improve (atypia→no atypia)12 (27%)
Masood score, median (range)
    Baseline15 (11-17)0.13
    12 mo14 (10-20)
    Change from baseline0 (−5 to +5)
Change in Masood score by ≥2 points (frequency)
    Worsen5 (11%)0.090
    No change28 (62%)
    Improve12 (27%)