Personal and socio-cultural barriers to cervical cancer screening in Iran, patient and provider perceptions: A qualitative study

Bayrami, R. and Taghipour, A. and Ebrahimipour, H. (2015) Personal and socio-cultural barriers to cervical cancer screening in Iran, patient and provider perceptions: A qualitative study. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 16 (9). pp. 3729-3734.

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Abstract

Background: Although cervical cancer is preventable and early screening might decrease the associated mortality, challenges faced by the women and health care providers can postpone early detection. This qualitative study aimed to establish patient and provider perceptions about personal and socio-cultural barriers for cervical cancer screening in Mashhad, Iran. Materials and Methods: In the present study, which was conducted in 2012, eighteen participants, who were selected purposefully, participated in individual in-depth, semi-structured interviews, which were recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed using conventional content analysis and Atlas-Ti software. Results: One theme and two categories were derived from data including: cognitive/behavioral factors (lack of a community-based approach to cervical cancer, lack of awareness, wrong attitude and lack of health seeking behaviors) and socio/cultural issues (socio-cultural invasion, mismatch between tradition, modernity and religious, extra marital relationships and cultural taboos). Conclusions: Providing community based approach education programs and employing social policy are needed for preventing of cervical cancer in Iran.

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Additional Information: Cited By :12 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Ebrahimipour, H.; Department of Health and Management, Health Sciences Research Center, School of Health, Research Center for Health Services Management, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Mashhad University of Medical SciencesIran; email: EbrahimipourH@mums.ac.ir
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cancer screening Cervical cancer Iran Qualitative study adult aged attitude to health early cancer diagnosis female follow up health behavior health care delivery health care personnel human middle aged patient attitude perception prognosis psychology qualitative research socioeconomics Uterine Cervical Neoplasms Early Detection of Cancer Follow-Up Studies Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice Health Personnel Health Services Accessibility Humans Patient Acceptance of Health Care Socioeconomic Factors
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
QZ pathology-neoplasms-Genetics
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib5 lib5
Date Deposited: 12 May 2020 05:58
Last Modified: 12 May 2020 05:58
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/18789

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