La Prensa MedicaISSN: 0032-745X

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Barriers Non Perform an Pap Smear Test in Women

Background: Implementing Pap smear test is an appropriate method to prevent and/or decrease fatalities of cervical cancer. The aim of this study is the reasons for non-participation of women in implementing screening tests

Method: This sectional-descriptive study was performed with consecutive sampling on 230 women who referred to health centers in Jiroft and had health records. Data collecting tool was the questionnaire having personal-social information and some information about the reasons for not doing cervical cancer screening by Pap smear method. The data were analyzed in SPSS software version 18.

Findings: Among the reasons for non-participation of women in cervical cancer screening program were from the highest cases to lowest respectively: lack of knowledge about Pap smear implementation (85.3%), lack of training medical staff in Pap smear implementation (77%) and the lowest was husband’s opposition.

Conclusion: By sensitization of women to the subject and the importance of on-time disease recognition, their operations can be modified.

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