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Cervical cancer screening is a preventive measure and free service in health care service. However, many women aged 30-60 years still fail to undergo screening tests. The purpose of this quasi-experimental research was to examine the effects of a promotion program applying a health belief model and social support on womens’uptake of cervical cancer screening at Bungborn sub-district health promoting hospital, Nongsua district, Patumthani province. A sample of 66 women, aged 30–60 years, was divided equally into experimental and comparison groups, (33 each). The experimental group received the program for 6-weeks. Data were collected at pre- and post- intervention program by interviews. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics, Paired
t-test, Independent t-test and Z-test.
The results revealed that, the experimental group were significantly higher score than the comparison group (p<0.001) in their perception of: susceptibility and severity of cervical cancer; the benefits of cervical cancer screening, and; lower score for perceived barriers to cervical cancer screening. Furthermore, the experimental group used the cervical cancer screening services significantly more than the comparison group (72.7% vs 36.4%, p=0.007). Thus, this program can encourage the women to cervical cancer screening and should integrate and apply in the normal schedule for preventive services in this and other sub-district health promoting hospitals