Factors that Inhibit Compliance with Recommended Papanicolaou (PAP) Smear Screening in African-American Women

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152972
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Factors that Inhibit Compliance with Recommended Papanicolaou (PAP) Smear Screening in African-American Women
Abstract:
Factors that Inhibit Compliance with Recommended Papanicolaou (PAP) Smear Screening in African-American Women
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Carter, Valecia, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:West Texas A&M University
Title:Assistant Professor
[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] This presentation reviews the findings of a study on barriers to compliance with engaging in recommended PAP smear screening in African American women. Numerous statistics show a higher morbidity and mortality rate related to cervical cancer in African American women in comparison to their Caucasian counterparts. Early detection of abnormal cervical cells through PAP smear screenings can facilitate early treatment which is necessary to decrease this alarming disparity; therefore, it is imperative that health care providers identify barriers to receiving recommended PAP smear screenings. This descriptive design study used percentages and frequencies, t-tests and chi-square analysis to identify factors that inhibit the African American woman's compliance with engaging in this life saving behavior. A comparative analysis between clients receiving care at a land-based and a mobile clinic site was completed on the four subscale variables of cost, convenience, negative emotions and knowledge. Subsequently, these subscales were correlated to compliance with surveyed demographic variables. Results identified cost as the most frequent barrier, followed by lack of knowledge. The barriers of costs and knowledge were significantly different between the land based and the mobile clinic sites. Age and distance were identified as statistically significant demographic barriers to participants at the land-based and mobile clinic site.
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.titleFactors that Inhibit Compliance with Recommended Papanicolaou (PAP) Smear Screening in African-American Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152972-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors that Inhibit Compliance with Recommended Papanicolaou (PAP) Smear Screening in African-American 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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Carter, Valecia, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">West Texas A&amp;M 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">vcarterphd@gmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] This presentation reviews the findings of a study on barriers to compliance with engaging in recommended PAP smear screening in African American women. Numerous statistics show a higher morbidity and mortality rate related to cervical cancer in African American women in comparison to their Caucasian counterparts. Early detection of abnormal cervical cells through PAP smear screenings can facilitate early treatment which is necessary to decrease this alarming disparity; therefore, it is imperative that health care providers identify barriers to receiving recommended PAP smear screenings. This descriptive design study used percentages and frequencies, t-tests and chi-square analysis to identify factors that inhibit the African American woman's compliance with engaging in this life saving behavior. A comparative analysis between clients receiving care at a land-based and a mobile clinic site was completed on the four subscale variables of cost, convenience, negative emotions and knowledge. Subsequently, these subscales were correlated to compliance with surveyed demographic variables. Results identified cost as the most frequent barrier, followed by lack of knowledge. The barriers of costs and knowledge were significantly different between the land based and the mobile clinic sites. Age and distance were identified as statistically significant demographic barriers to participants at the land-based and mobile clinic site.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:57:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:57:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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