Las mujeres con cáncer de cuello uterino: Percepciones acerca de la prueba de Papanicolaou

Translated title of the contribution: Women with cervical cancer: Perceptions about the Papanicolaou test

Maria Teresa Urrutia, Lauren Poupin

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Objective: Examine perceptions about the Papanicolaou (Pap) test from the perspectives of Chilean women with cervical cancer. Design: A descriptive, cross-sectional study conducted in Santiago, Chile. Participants: 127 Chilean women. Results: The principal reasons for not having had a PAP test were procrastination and barriers related to fear, embarrassment, discomfort, not caring, lack of time, and lack of knowledge. Conclusion: All the reasons given by the Chilean women who took part in the study must be considered by health care professionals who are in a position to advocate for education and cervical cancer screening for women, especially in countries where the disease is still prevalent. These results can serve as a guide for education programs and can be applied in intervention research.

Translated title of the contributionWomen with cervical cancer: Perceptions about the Papanicolaou test
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)499-507
Number of pages9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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