Cervical screening is offered to women aged 25-64 years old; for women aged 25-49 screening is at 3 year intervals and for women aged 50-64 it is every 5 years (DOH 2006). Although uptake of cervical screening is lower overall in ethnic minority groups, there are differences in the uptake between ethnic groups (Luke at al 1996, Webb et al 2004).
Cervical cancer can be prevented by avoiding risk factors and undergoing regular screening tests. The most common methods used in cervical screening are Pap testing and HPV testing. World Health Organization estimated that about 510,000 new cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed yearly.
A study conducted by Abotchie and Shoker in 2010 on cervical cancer among female University of Ghana students to explore their knowledge and health beliefs revealed that, “even in these highly educated populations, there is a lack of knowledge about the role of HPV”. they further stated that “Their lack of knowledge on cervical cancer and the need for periodic screening is indicative of.The assignment will focus on barriers to cervical screening and nurses’ intervention to improve screening programmes. Cervical cancer screening can be detected early and treatment of precancerous cells and cervical cancer, (White et al., 2015) continues to exist.The purpose of the study was to explore perceptions, knowledge and attitudes of women undergoing cervical cancer screening in Omaheke, Namibia. A qualitative exploratory study was conducted. Data were collected from a purposive sample of eight participants using a self-developed interview guide. Data were analysed using Tesch’s.
The study revealed that nurses have the information about cervical cancer, available screening tests and the purpose of screening. Nurses have the knowledge that cancer screening could detect this cancer at an early stage; however, uptake is low.
Graduate Studies The Vault: Electronic Theses and Dissertations 2016 Identifying Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening in South Asian Muslim Immigrant Women Rizvi, Syeda Kinza. Identifying Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening in South Asian Muslim Immigrant Women by Syeda Kinza Rizvi A THESIS.
Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. Between 1955 and 1992, the number of cervical cancer deaths in the United States declined by 74%. The main reason for this change is the increased use of the Pap test, a screening procedure that permits diagnosis of pre-invasive and early invasive cancer.
Research into cervical cancer has saved many thousands of lives through screening and better treatment. We’ve played a key role in this progress through our pioneering radiotherapy research, helping to introduce and improve the national cervical cancer screening programme, and carrying out early studies that contributed to the development of the HPV vaccine.
This thesis examines issues related to cervical cancer epidemiology and prevention through screening, with the aim of informing policy regarding setting up an organised cervical screening programme in Hong Kong. There are five studies described here.
Internationally, cervical cancer has been regarded as the third most com-mon form of cancer among women after breast and colorectal cancer (1). However, it is considered one of the most preventable cancers (2). Popu-lation-based cervical smear screening programmes for cervical cancer have shown the effectiveness of screening.
Thesis submitted to the University of Nottingham for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, November 2004. Acknowledgements. through a case study of cervical cancer screening and women’s responses to the official discourse surrounding it. In England, this form of screening is organised through a.
Cervical cancer and screening: knowledge, awareness and attitudes of women in Malta Michelle Deguara (253289M) A dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science in Public Health Department of Public Health.
Barriers to cervical screening participation in high risk women Abstract Aim: Women aged 25-35 years, for whom cervical cancer is most problematic, are least likely to participate in the cervical screening programme. Therefore, identifying barriers to screening participation in this high risk group is essential.
Introduction. Cervical cancer screening (CCS) targets the reduction of cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates ().Unfortunately, in Eastern Europe cervical cancer is still a considerable public health problem, with high cancer incidence and low rates of CCS participation ().Differences in cervical cancer mortality trends can be plausibly explained by the differences in screening uptake ().
Open Access Theses Theses and Dissertations 2013 Perception And Attitude About Breast And. diagnosed with cervical cancer (Centers for Disease Control, 2012b). The human. attitude about breast and cervical cancer screening among Muslim women in a. Other. perception.