Non-attendance in a cervical cancer screening program: What happens if women’s requirements are met?
2008 (English)In: Health Care for Women International, Vol. 29, no 2, 183-197 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this study we focus on women who have no registered cervical smear during the previous 5 years, their requirements for attendance, and promotive efforts performed. Of the 400 women randomly selected to answer a telephone-based questionnaire about future attendance at cervical cancer screening (CCS), 120 would consider having a cervical smear taken, and 50 of them wanted help to accomplish that. When meeting the women's requirements, such as being assured friendly treatment and a suitable appointment time, the numbers of registered cervical smears were higher for the study group compared with a control group. Still, the most highly resistant women did not attend.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 29, no 2, 183-197 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12676DOI: 10.1080/07399330701738242OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-12676DiVA: diva2:16832