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"I do not needto... I do not want to... I do not give it priority...": why women choose not to attend cervical cancer screening
University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1944-773X
Hälsouniversitetet, Linköping.
University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences. (Familjefokuserad omvårdnad)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9714-4056
2008 (English)In: Health Expectations, ISSN 1369-6513, E-ISSN 1369-7625, Vol. 11, no 1, 26-34 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective  To describe and interpret why women with no cervical smear taken during the previous 5 years choose not to attend a cervical cancer screening (CCS) programme.

Background  CCS programme is a service for early detection of cervical cancer. Today, some women choose not to attend the programme.

Design  Data were collected by tape-recorded interviews and analysed by qualitative inductive content analysis.

Setting and participants  Purposive sample of 14 women in southeast Sweden, who had chosen not to attend CCS during the previous 5 years.

Findings  The following themes were revealed: I do not need to…, I do not want to… and I do not give it priority…. The women had a positive attitude to CCS but as long as they felt healthy, they chose not to attend. A negative body image, low self-esteem, feelings of discomfort when confronted with the gynaecological examination and fear of the results also influenced their non-attendance. The women prioritized more important things in life and reported various degrees of lack of trust in health-care.

Conclusion  Women’s choice not to attend CCS were complex and influenced by present and earlier intra- and inter-personal circumstances. They had a positive attitude to CCS, but other things in life were more important. Health-care professionals have to facilitate a co-operative discussion with the women in order to contribute to a mutual understanding for the perspectives of the women and the professionals.

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2008. Vol. 11, no 1, 26-34 p.
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Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-22870DOI: 10.1111/j.1369-7625.2007.00478.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-22870DiVA: diva2:576676
Available from: 2012-12-13 Created: 2012-12-13 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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