Ska jag gå?: kvinnors tankar kring cellprovtagning för livmoderhalscancer
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Should I go? : women's thoughts about cervical cancer screening (English)
Background: Cervical cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer among women worldwide. Cervical cancer is caused by the human papillomavirus. Most women are infected by the virus during their lifetime but it usually clears up without any intervention. In Sweden every woman gets an invitation to cervical cancer screening when they turn 23 years old. Screening is done to detect and prevent cervical cancer. Every woman is able to get a vaccination against the human papillomavirus to prevent upcoming of cervical cancer. Aim: The aim of this study was to describe women's thoughts about cervical cancer screening. Method: A method to contribute to evidence-based nursing with ground in analysis of qualitative research was performed to identify women's thoughts about cervical cancer screening. Twelve articles where found and analyzed by a five-step method described by Friberg (2012). Five main themes and thirteen subthemes were identified. Results: The result showed cultural aspects, lack of knowledge, no possibility to go, feelings about the screening and reasons to go. Conclusion: The conclusion was that women experienced fear and anxiety about Pap smear testing. They also had barriers in their everyday-life. Cultural values were a barrier to attend to cervical cancer screening. The women experienced lack of knowledge about cervical cancer and the Pap smear. Lack of time and money was also an excuse not to go. Support from health-care professionals motivated women to get a Pap smear done.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 21 p.
Barriers, Cervical cancer, Cervical cancer screening, Experience, Women
Hinder, livmoderhalscancer, screening, erfarenhet, kvinnor
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9256Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9256DiVA: diva2:913718
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