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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304052
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Women's Cervical Cancer Screening Intentions in Malawi
Author(s):
Ehlers, Valerie Janet; van der Wal, Dirk M.; Hami, Melanie
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Valerie Janet 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 study aimed to identify factors influencing Malawian women's intentions to use free cervical cancer screening services in order to enhance early detection and treatment.' In Malawi, cervical cancer accounts for 28% of all female cancers and 80% of cervical cancer cases are diagnosed during the late inoperable phases.

Methods: Structured interviews were conducted with 378 women aged 42 and older about their intentions to use cervical screening services.

Results: Most interviewed women regarded cervical cancer to be a serious condition but did not regard themselves to be at risk of suffering from cervical cancer.'Lack of knowledge about cervical cancer and cervical screening, embarrassment, stigma, lack of social support, financial costs, transport problems and traditional practices influenced these women's intentions to use cervical cancer screening services.

'Conclusion: More Malawian women could use free cervical cancer screening services if they were more knowledgeable, services were more accessible and efficient, and if health education efforts were directed at women aged 42 and older.

Keywords:
cervical cancer screening; cervical cancer in Malawi; misconceptions 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 FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleWomen's Cervical Cancer Screening Intentions in 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 Janet Ehlers, PhD, ehlersjh@mweb.co.za; Dirk M. van der Wal, PhD; Melanie Hami, PhD;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304052-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>The study aimed to identify factors influencing Malawian women's intentions to use free cervical cancer screening services in order to enhance early detection and treatment.' In Malawi, cervical cancer accounts for 28% of all female cancers and 80% of cervical cancer cases are diagnosed during the late inoperable phases. <p><b>Methods: </b>Structured interviews were conducted with 378 women aged 42 and older about their intentions to use cervical screening services. <p><b>Results: </b>Most interviewed women regarded cervical cancer to be a serious condition but did not regard themselves to be at risk of suffering from cervical cancer.'Lack of knowledge about cervical cancer and cervical screening, embarrassment, stigma, lack of social support, financial costs, transport problems and traditional practices influenced these women's intentions to use cervical cancer screening services. <p>'<b>Conclusion: </b>More Malawian women could use free cervical cancer screening services if they were more knowledgeable, services were more accessible and efficient, and if health education efforts were directed at women aged 42 and older.en
dc.subjectcervical cancer screeningen
dc.subjectcervical cancer in Malawien
dc.subjectmisconceptions about cervical canceren
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:28:18Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:28:18Z-
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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