Nurse-Midwives Perceived Client Related Barriers Influencing Intentions to Use Cervical Cancer Screening Services Among Women Aged 42 and Older in Blantyre, Malawi

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304031
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurse-Midwives Perceived Client Related Barriers Influencing Intentions to Use Cervical Cancer Screening Services Among Women Aged 42 and Older in Blantyre, Malawi
Author(s):
Ehlers, Valerie Janet; van der Wal, Dirk M.; Hami, Melanie
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Valerie Ehlers, PhD, ehlersjh@mweb.co.za; Dirk M. van der Wal, PhD; Melanie Hami, PhD;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

The purpose of the study was to identify from nurse/midwives' perspective client related barriers to utilisation of cervical cancer screening services among women aged 42 and older.

Methods:

'A cross sectional descriptive study using qualitative research method was used. Ethical approval and permission were granted by relevant authorities to conduct the study. A purposive sample of 14 nurse/midwives working at three health centers in Blantyre district was used. They gave written consent and were interviewed. Using Atlas Ti version 4.2, transcribed data with similar meanings were grouped into themes and sub-themes.

Results:

The findings revealed that barriers for utilization of cervical cancer screening services include: fear of equipment used for screening, misconceptions about the cervical cancer screening procedure, negative cultural influences, misconceptions of the at risk group of women and feeling embarrassed about the procedure.

Conclusion: There is need for targeted motivation talks that would dispel myths and misconceptions related to cervical cancer screening. Service providers must explain the procedure step by step to each client and give her an opportunity to familialise herself with equipment used.

Keywords:
barriers preventing the utilization of cervical screening services; cervical cancer screening in Malawi;; health education about cervical cancer
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleNurse-Midwives Perceived Client Related Barriers Influencing Intentions to Use Cervical Cancer Screening Services Among Women Aged 42 and Older in Blantyre, Malawien
dc.contributor.authorEhlers, Valerie Janeten
dc.contributor.authorvan der Wal, Dirk M.en
dc.contributor.authorHami, Melanieen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsValerie Ehlers, PhD, ehlersjh@mweb.co.za; Dirk M. van der Wal, PhD; Melanie Hami, PhD;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304031-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>The purpose of the study was to identify from nurse/midwives' perspective client related barriers to utilisation of cervical cancer screening services among women aged 42 and older. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>'A cross sectional descriptive study using qualitative research method was used. Ethical approval and permission were granted by relevant authorities to conduct the study. A purposive sample of 14 nurse/midwives working at three health centers in Blantyre district was used. They gave written consent and were interviewed. Using Atlas Ti version 4.2, transcribed data with similar meanings were grouped into themes and sub-themes. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>The findings revealed that barriers for utilization of cervical cancer screening services include: fear of equipment used for screening, misconceptions about the cervical cancer screening procedure, negative cultural influences, misconceptions of the at risk group of women and feeling embarrassed about the procedure. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>There is need for targeted motivation talks that would dispel myths and misconceptions related to cervical cancer screening. Service providers must explain the procedure step by step to each client and give her an opportunity to familialise herself with equipment used.en
dc.subjectbarriers preventing the utilization of cervical screening servicesen
dc.subjectcervical cancer screening in Malawi;en
dc.subjecthealth education about cervical canceren
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:27:56Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:27:56Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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