AHA-BUCH

Exploring the Pap Smear Experiences of Young Women Aged 18 to 25

Moving from Intention to Action
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ISBN-13:
9783838324289
Einband:
Paperback
Seiten:
80
Autor:
Gemma Malatesta
Gewicht:
136 g
Format:
220x150x5 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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The effectiveness of Pap smear screening and the barriers to obtaining one have been well researched. However, there is limited information on young women s experiences of Pap smear screening and the context in which they move from intending to be screened to actually undertaking the screening. This qualitative research study consisted of eight semi structured interviews with young women who had participated in Pap smear screening. The data analysis revealed that the Pap smear experiences of young women were complex and influenced by personal, social and environmental contexts and upon further examination five broad themes were identified. As a result, the findings from this research provides Health Promoters with information on which to base potential Pap smear campaign strategies and gives direction on how to facilitate young women in moving from intention to action.