Predicting Factors of Cervical Cancer Prevention Behaviors among Women Who do not with Attending Cervical Cancer Screening
Keywords:Cervical cancer, Health belief model, Cervical cancer preventive behaviors
The purpose of this descriptive survey research was to analyze predicting factors cervical cancer prevention behaviors among women with non-attending cervical cancer screening in Phaisalee District, Nakhonsawan Province. 377 women of reproductive age who didn’t undergo cervical cancer screening in the year 2015-2017 were selected by simple random sampling. Research questionnaires consisted of general information, knowledge regarding cervical cancer, cervical cancer perception include perceived susceptibility, perceived seriousness, perceived benefits and perceived barriers and cues to action factors include campaigns from media and publications, advice from friends or medical personnel and illness of family and community member and cervical cancer prevention behaviors. Data were analyzed by using percentage, mean, standard deviation, Chi-square, Pearson’s correlation and Enter Multiple Regression.
The results found that women who did not attending cervical cancer screening have excellent cervical cancer prevention behavior ( =2.80,S.D.= 0.587). Variables predicted cervical cancer prevention behaviors of sample are perceived benefits of behavioral practices, perceived barriers to behavioral practices, and illness of family and community member. All these variables could have predicted cervical cancer prevention behaviors among women with non- attending cervical cancer screening by 24.7 at .001 significance level.
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