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Health care for women international 33 (7): 595-613 (2012)

Factors affecting uptake of cervical cancer early detection measures among women in Thika, Kenya

C. W. Ngugi , H. Boga , A. W. Muigai , P. Wanzala , J. N. Mbithi
In this study, 50 in-depth interviews were carried out with women from the general population in Thika, Kenya. We explored awareness, attitudes, and behavior toward cervical cancer and screening measures among the women. The concept of the health belief model (HBM) was used to develop the topics for the in-depth interviews. Our findings highlight the lack of awareness of cervical cancer and the benefits of early detection measures as critical barriers that affect women's participation in screening programs. We provide a basis for designing programs that will be acceptable and accessible to a larger population, resulting in a reduced cervical cancer burden.
ISSN: 1096-4665; 0739-9332     
ID: 22674; JID: 8411543; ppublish; M1: Journal Article
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