Women with Cervical Cancer: Perceptions about the Papanicolau Test

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  • María-Teresa Urrutia Escuela de Enfermeria. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Lauren Poupin

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Cancer Cervicouterino

Resumen

 

Objective: To examine perceptions about the Papanicolau (Pap) test from the perspectives of Chilean women with cervical cancer. Design: Descriptive, cross-sectional study in Santiago, Chile. Participants: 127 Chilean women. Results: The principal reasons for not having had a PAP test were procrastination; barriers related to fear, embarrassment, discomfort, lack of caring, and lack of time; and lack of knowledge. Conclusion: All the reasons given by the Chilean women must be considered by health care professional, whose are in a position to advocate for education and cervical cancer screening for women, especially in countries where this disease is still prevalent. These results can serve as a guide for education programs and can be applied in intervention research. Key words: Pap test, cancer, barriers. 

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María-Teresa Urrutia, Escuela de Enfermeria. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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Escuela de Enfermeria

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

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2015-09-28

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Urrutia, M.-T., & Poupin, L. (2015). Women with Cervical Cancer: Perceptions about the Papanicolau Test. Aquichan, 15(4). Recuperado a partir de https://aquichan.unisabana.edu.co/index.php/aquichan/article/view/3030

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