Health-care providers' perceptions, attitudes towards and recommendation practice of cervical cancer screening

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620533
Title:
Health-care providers' perceptions, attitudes towards and recommendation practice of cervical cancer screening
Authors:
Hweissa, N.Ab.; Lim, Jennifer N. W.; Su, T.T.
Abstract:
In Libya, cervical cancer is ranked third as the most frequent cancer among women with early diagnosis being shown to reduce morbidity and mortality. Health-care providers can influence women's screening behaviours, and their lack of recommendations for screening can be one of the barriers that affect women's participation in screening programmes. This study aims to assess the health-care provider's perception around cervical cancer screening. In-depth, face-to-face interviews were conducted with 16 health-care providers, from both public and private sectors in Az-Zawiya city, Libya, between February and July of 2014. The interviews were recorded and transcribed, then analysed using thematic analysis. Our findings suggest that health-care providers did not provide sufficient information regarding cervical cancer screening for women who attend health-care facilities. The results highlight the role played by health-care professionals in motivating women to attend cervical cancer screening programs, and the need for health education of health-care providers to offer a precious advice regarding the screening. On the other hand, health-care providers highlighted that implementation of reminding system of cervical cancer screening will support them to improve screening attendance. In addition, health-care providers stressed the necessity for educational and awareness campaigns of cervical cancer screening among Libyan women.
Citation:
Health-care providers' perceptions, attitudes towards and recommendation practice of cervical cancer screening 2016, 25 (5):864 European Journal of Cancer Care
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
European Journal of Cancer Care
Issue Date:
Sep-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620533
DOI:
10.1111/ecc.12537
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ecc.12537
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0961-5423
Appears in Collections:
FEHW

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dc.contributor.authorHweissa, N.Ab.en
dc.contributor.authorLim, Jennifer N. W.en
dc.contributor.authorSu, T.T.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-26T10:33:02Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-26T10:33:02Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-
dc.identifier.citationHealth-care providers' perceptions, attitudes towards and recommendation practice of cervical cancer screening 2016, 25 (5):864 European Journal of Cancer Careen
dc.identifier.issn0961-5423en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ecc.12537-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620533-
dc.description.abstractIn Libya, cervical cancer is ranked third as the most frequent cancer among women with early diagnosis being shown to reduce morbidity and mortality. Health-care providers can influence women's screening behaviours, and their lack of recommendations for screening can be one of the barriers that affect women's participation in screening programmes. This study aims to assess the health-care provider's perception around cervical cancer screening. In-depth, face-to-face interviews were conducted with 16 health-care providers, from both public and private sectors in Az-Zawiya city, Libya, between February and July of 2014. The interviews were recorded and transcribed, then analysed using thematic analysis. Our findings suggest that health-care providers did not provide sufficient information regarding cervical cancer screening for women who attend health-care facilities. The results highlight the role played by health-care professionals in motivating women to attend cervical cancer screening programs, and the need for health education of health-care providers to offer a precious advice regarding the screening. On the other hand, health-care providers highlighted that implementation of reminding system of cervical cancer screening will support them to improve screening attendance. In addition, health-care providers stressed the necessity for educational and awareness campaigns of cervical cancer screening among Libyan women.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ecc.12537en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to European Journal of Cancer Careen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectattitudesen
dc.subjectcervical canceren
dc.subjecthealthcare providersen
dc.subjectLibyaen
dc.subjectperceptionen
dc.subjectrecommendation practiceen
dc.titleHealth-care providers' perceptions, attitudes towards and recommendation practice of cervical cancer screeningen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Cancer Careen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Social and Preventive Medicine; Faculty of Medicine; University of Malaya; Kuala Lumpur Malaysia-
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Allied and Public Health; Faculty of Medical Science; Anglia Ruskin University; Cambridge UK-
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Population Health (CePH); Department of Social and Preventive Medicine; Faculty of Medicine; University of Malaya; Kuala Lumpur Malaysia-
dc.date.accepted2016-05-
rioxxterms.funderInternalen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUoW260617JLen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/CC BY-NC-ND 4.0en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-06-26en
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