Exploration of the factors that influence the uptake of cervical cancer screening: the exploration of experiences among women (25 years and above) in Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
(2013) Exploration of the factors that influence the uptake of cervical cancer screening: the exploration of experiences among women (25 years and above) in Ebonyi State, Nigeria., no. 65.
Aim: To explore the factors influencing the uptake of cervical cancer (CC) screening among women (25years and above) in Ebonyi State, Nigeria Background: Research findings have shown that screening aids in the early detection and control of cervical cancer (CC). This has the potential of improving the health status of women. Although, the screening centres are available in Ebonyi State but the women are not utilising the services. Design: Phenomenological qualitative study. Method: Participants will be recruited using purposive sample of 8-10 participants. Data will be collected by interview using face-to face semi-structured interview of about 45-80 minutes with tape recorder and transcribed verbatim. The data analysis will be done using interpretive phenomenology and interpreted with aid of computer assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) called Nvivo. Findings: The findings from the research will add to the understanding of the resource evidence on women uptake of cervical cancer screening. Conclusion: Additional professional health practice is required to meet the women's health need. Provision of policy guiding the woman centred health service has the potential to ensure the women compliance to cervical cancer screening. Relevance to nursing practice: It will add value to both educational professional nursing practices. This can improve women's health and the status of nursing practice when appropriate modalities are put in place to support the programme.