Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13769
Title: Factors affecting Pap smear uptake in a maternity hospital: A descriptive cross-sectional study
Authors: Yeo, Celestine
Fang, Huang 
Thilagamangai 
Koh, Serena Siew Lin 
Shorey, Shefaly 
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Nursing
cervical cancer screening
health beliefs
nurses
nursing
Pap smear
postnatal women
RURAL APPALACHIAN WOMEN
CERVICAL-CANCER
SCREENING BEHAVIOR
HEALTH BELIEFS
KNOWLEDGE
PREDICTORS
SINGAPORE
ATTITUDES
DETERMINANTS
PERCEPTION
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2018
Publisher: WILEY
Citation: Yeo, Celestine, Fang, Huang, Thilagamangai, Koh, Serena Siew Lin, Shorey, Shefaly (2018-11-01). Factors affecting Pap smear uptake in a maternity hospital: A descriptive cross-sectional study. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING 74 (11) : 2533-2543. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13769
Abstract: Aim: To understand factors that influence women's decisions to go for Pap smears. Background: Globally, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women. In Singapore, cervical cancer is on the rise and has been found to be the eighth highest cause of death among women. Research has shown that regular screening for cervical cancer with Pap smear reduces cervical cancer-related mortality. However, Pap smear awareness is still limited and its uptake in Singapore is highly opportunistic, requiring the need for a deeper understanding of the factors that influence Pap smear uptake among women in Singapore. Design: A descriptive cross-sectional study design was used. Methods: Convenience sampling was used to recruit 350 participants (postnatal women of at least 21 years old) from a local maternity hospital. Data were collected using validated questionnaires. Logistic regression was used to analyse the data. Results: Demographic factors, such as age, ethnicity and religion, as well as women's beliefs about the effectiveness of Pap smear in detecting cervical cancer, the desire to discover health problems early and considering Pap smear to be painful, were found to be factors significantly influencing Pap smear uptake. Healthcare professionals need to be mindful of these factors to address women's needs to encourage women to go for Pap smears. Conclusion: Various factors were found to influence Pap smear uptake. Future interventions can take these factors into account for increasing Pap smear awareness.
Source Title: JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/226889
ISSN: 0309-2402
1365-2648
DOI: 10.1111/jan.13769
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