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Women's perspective on the accessibility to cervical cancer screening: a review


B., Anisah (2016) Women's perspective on the accessibility to cervical cancer screening: a review. International Journal of Public Health and Clinical Sciences, 3 (3). pp. 1-16. ISSN ESSN: 2289-7577


Women’s health behaviour pertaining to cervical cancer screening is a complex inter- and intra-relationship between concerns on health matters and other internal and external influences. Women’s decision to seek preventive health care such as cervical cancer screening is being made complicated by women’s status in the society. This review looks into women’s perspectives in seven areas of influences namely, knowledge; psychosocial; gender roles and norms; accessibility; beliefs, attitudes and perceptions; health services; and, language and communication. These influences are interlinked with each other and they function simultaneously. This review also showed that knowledge alone is inadequate to enable women to seek cervical cancer screening. Other factors interplay to hinder women from attending screening.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Community Health Society Malaysia (CHSM)
Keywords: Women’s perspective; Gender roles; Cervical cancer screening; Pap smear test; Decision making
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 08:06
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 08:06
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/53256
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