The Related Factors of Receiving Pap Tests among Immigrant Women of Vietnamese Origin in Taiwan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603300
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Related Factors of Receiving Pap Tests among Immigrant Women of Vietnamese Origin in Taiwan
Other Titles:
Women Affected with Cancer: Research and Practice [Session]
Author(s):
Wang, Hsiu-Hung; Lee, Fang-Hsin; Tsai, Hsiu-Min; Lin, Miaoling
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta-at-Large
Author Details:
Hsiu-Hung Wang, PhD, RN, FAAN, hhwang@kmu.edu.tw; Fang-Hsin Lee, RN; Hsiu-Min Tsai, PhD, RN; Lin Miaoling, RN, MSA
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: The Related Factors of Receiving Pap Tests among Immigrant Women of Vietnamese Origin in Taiwan Background: In recent years, a common social phenomenon has been for foreign women to immigrate to Taiwan for marriage. Women who immigrate for marriage are a disadvantaged minority in the public health system in Taiwan and are typically infrequent users of medical resources and preventive healthcare. Pap test participation rates for newly immigrated women in Taiwan are significantly lower than the rates for non-immigrant Taiwanese women as well as women in America and European countries. Research in Taiwan regarding precautionary measures for cervical cancer for women who immigrated for marriage are still lacking. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore the factors associated with Pap testing among married immigrant women of Vietnamese origin, including demographics, knowledge of cervical cancer, knowledge of Pap tests, fatalism, attitudes toward cervical cancer, and barriers to receiving Pap tests. Methods: A cross-sectional correlational design was used. Data were collected from July 2012 to January 2013. Participants were recruited through snowball sampling in two communities in Southern Taiwan. A total of 451 married immigrant women of Vietnamese origin aged 30 years and over were invited to participate in the study, and 427 participated. Data analysis included descriptive statistics and multivariate logistic regression. Results: Participants with no children were 72.2% less likely to have received a Pap test; each additional point of knowledge of Pap tests increased the likelihood of having a Pap test by 19 percent, and each additional point in barriers to receiving Pap tests decreased the chances of having received a Pap test (Odds Ratio=0.714). Conclusion: The results can provide governments with a reference for developing policies in terms of cervical cancer prevention among married immigrant women of Vietnamese origin.
Keywords:
immigrants; Papanicolaou tests; cervical cancer
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15B25
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Related Factors of Receiving Pap Tests among Immigrant Women of Vietnamese Origin in Taiwanen
dc.title.alternativeWomen Affected with Cancer: Research and Practice [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorWang, Hsiu-Hungen
dc.contributor.authorLee, Fang-Hsinen
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Hsiu-Minen
dc.contributor.authorLin, Miaolingen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Beta-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsHsiu-Hung Wang, PhD, RN, FAAN, hhwang@kmu.edu.tw; Fang-Hsin Lee, RN; Hsiu-Min Tsai, PhD, RN; Lin Miaoling, RN, MSAen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603300en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: The Related Factors of Receiving Pap Tests among Immigrant Women of Vietnamese Origin in Taiwan Background: In recent years, a common social phenomenon has been for foreign women to immigrate to Taiwan for marriage. Women who immigrate for marriage are a disadvantaged minority in the public health system in Taiwan and are typically infrequent users of medical resources and preventive healthcare. Pap test participation rates for newly immigrated women in Taiwan are significantly lower than the rates for non-immigrant Taiwanese women as well as women in America and European countries. Research in Taiwan regarding precautionary measures for cervical cancer for women who immigrated for marriage are still lacking. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore the factors associated with Pap testing among married immigrant women of Vietnamese origin, including demographics, knowledge of cervical cancer, knowledge of Pap tests, fatalism, attitudes toward cervical cancer, and barriers to receiving Pap tests. Methods: A cross-sectional correlational design was used. Data were collected from July 2012 to January 2013. Participants were recruited through snowball sampling in two communities in Southern Taiwan. A total of 451 married immigrant women of Vietnamese origin aged 30 years and over were invited to participate in the study, and 427 participated. Data analysis included descriptive statistics and multivariate logistic regression. Results: Participants with no children were 72.2% less likely to have received a Pap test; each additional point of knowledge of Pap tests increased the likelihood of having a Pap test by 19 percent, and each additional point in barriers to receiving Pap tests decreased the chances of having received a Pap test (Odds Ratio=0.714). Conclusion: The results can provide governments with a reference for developing policies in terms of cervical cancer prevention among married immigrant women of Vietnamese origin.en
dc.subjectimmigrantsen
dc.subjectPapanicolaou testsen
dc.subjectcervical canceren
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:47:36Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:47:36Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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