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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149087
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Barriers to Screening for Cervical Cancer in Young Korean Women
Abstract:
Barriers to Screening for Cervical Cancer in Young Korean Women
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Park, So Mi, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:SoonBok Chang, RN, PhD; Chae Won Chung, RN, PhD; Hee Young Song, RN, PhD
Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify undocumented and specified barriers associated with screening for cervical cancer in Korean young women. Design: A qualitative study was conducted to explore barriers to screening for cervical cancer. Sample: Participants were 31 women, aged from 26 to 37 years, with an average age of 33.4(SD=3.74). The groups of participants were made up of peers or friends. Concept: Barriers are beliefs or perceptions regarding the negative aspects of being screened for cervical cancer. Methods: Focus groups were utilized to collect data. The discussion was tape-recorded and noted. The data analyzed using the Colazzi method. Findings: Seven major themes emerged as associated with barriers to screening for cervical cancer. 1) Individual barriers: Feeling that cervical cancer is not related to me, as an individual, Insufficient information about having cervical cancer and Pap smear screening, A negative image of OB-Gyn clinics. 2) Provider - consumer barriers: Having a Pap smear is difficult, Discomfort of having a male physician do screening for cervical cancer, Not being able to talk with health-care provider, Not being treated as a person. Conclusion: Screening for cervical cancer is a burden for many women as they must expose their genital area and to have their privacy invaded in order to take the screening test. In addition, to be treated as an object for business, rather than as a human - being, is a main interfering factor for women to carry out this preventive health care behavior. Implication: The nurses must do complete history and give information that annual Pap smears are important. Also nurses must explain the procedure to the patient,reduce stress related to screening, and after the screening informe the patient of the results provide further additional information about cervical cancer.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBarriers to Screening for Cervical Cancer in Young Korean Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149087-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Barriers to Screening for Cervical Cancer in Young Korean Women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Park, So Mi, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">somi@wonju.yonsei.ac.kr</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">SoonBok Chang, RN, PhD; Chae Won Chung, RN, PhD; Hee Young Song, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify undocumented and specified barriers associated with screening for cervical cancer in Korean young women. Design: A qualitative study was conducted to explore barriers to screening for cervical cancer. Sample: Participants were 31 women, aged from 26 to 37 years, with an average age of 33.4(SD=3.74). The groups of participants were made up of peers or friends. Concept: Barriers are beliefs or perceptions regarding the negative aspects of being screened for cervical cancer. Methods: Focus groups were utilized to collect data. The discussion was tape-recorded and noted. The data analyzed using the Colazzi method. Findings: Seven major themes emerged as associated with barriers to screening for cervical cancer. 1) Individual barriers: Feeling that cervical cancer is not related to me, as an individual, Insufficient information about having cervical cancer and Pap smear screening, A negative image of OB-Gyn clinics. 2) Provider - consumer barriers: Having a Pap smear is difficult, Discomfort of having a male physician do screening for cervical cancer, Not being able to talk with health-care provider, Not being treated as a person. Conclusion: Screening for cervical cancer is a burden for many women as they must expose their genital area and to have their privacy invaded in order to take the screening test. In addition, to be treated as an object for business, rather than as a human - being, is a main interfering factor for women to carry out this preventive health care behavior. Implication: The nurses must do complete history and give information that annual Pap smears are important. Also nurses must explain the procedure to the patient,reduce stress related to screening, and after the screening informe the patient of the results provide further additional information about cervical cancer.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:55:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:55:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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