The impact of sexual history and knowledge on cervical screening on Chinese women's screening behavior: a comparison study between the screened and non-screened

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152974
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Presentation
Title:
The impact of sexual history and knowledge on cervical screening on Chinese women's screening behavior: a comparison study between the screened and non-screened
Abstract:
The impact of sexual history and knowledge on cervical screening on Chinese women's screening behavior: a comparison study between the screened and non-screened
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Chan, Carmen W.H., PhD
P.I. Institution Name:The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Title:Professor
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: Since the uptake of cervical screening among Chinese women is relatively low compared with other populations, it is essential to understand mainland Chinese women's sexual history, knowledge about cervical cancer and screening, and utilization of cervical screening.
Methods:  A cross-sectional regional survey was carried out to collect Chinese women's participation pattern for cervical screening, knowledge about cervical cancer and screening, socio-demographic information and sexual history, and barriers to participating in cervical screening. Data on screened and un-screened women will be compared. Results: Married women and women who had had their first experience of sexual intercourse after the age of 21 were significantly more likely to participate in screening. Screened women demonstrated a higher level of knowledge about the cervical screening procedure compared with non-screened women (p=.002). Also, the scores of individual items such as women?s knowledge of cervical screening and risk factors were significantly different between two groups. Conclusion: Although the current system of free physical examinations for women in mainland China is a major motivator for women's utilization of cervical screening services, marital status and sexual history influence their screening behavior. Unmarried women who have ever had sex should be encouraged to have cervical screening and consistent and appropriate information about the preventive nature of cervical screening and risk factors associated with cervical cancer should be provided to the general public.
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.titleThe impact of sexual history and knowledge on cervical screening on Chinese women's screening behavior: a comparison study between the screened and non-screeneden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152974-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The impact of sexual history and knowledge on cervical screening on Chinese women's screening behavior: a comparison study between the screened and non-screened</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">Chan, Carmen W.H., PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Chinese University of Hong Kong</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">whchan@cuhk.edu.hk</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: Since the uptake of cervical screening among Chinese women is relatively low compared with other populations, it is essential to understand mainland Chinese women's sexual history, knowledge about cervical cancer and screening, and utilization of cervical screening. <br/>Methods: &nbsp;A cross-sectional regional survey was carried out to collect Chinese women's participation pattern for cervical screening, knowledge about cervical cancer and screening, socio-demographic information and sexual history, and barriers to participating in cervical screening. Data on screened and un-screened women will be compared. Results:&nbsp;Married women and women who had had their first experience of sexual intercourse after the age of 21 were significantly more likely to participate in screening. Screened women demonstrated a higher level of knowledge about the cervical screening procedure compared with non-screened women (p=.002). Also, the scores of individual items such as women?s knowledge of cervical screening and risk factors were significantly different between two groups. Conclusion:&nbsp;Although the current system of free physical examinations for women in mainland China is a major motivator for women's utilization of cervical screening services, marital status and sexual history influence their screening behavior. Unmarried women who have ever had sex should be encouraged to have cervical screening and consistent and appropriate information about the preventive nature of cervical screening and risk factors associated with cervical cancer should be provided to the general public.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:57:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:57:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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