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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2010;14(1):12-23.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2010.14.1.12    Published online January 31, 2010.
Cervical Cancer Screening Behavior and Related Factors among Married Women
오은주1, 이영은2, 이선옥3
1창신대학교
2고신대학교
3신라대학교 간호학과
기혼여성의 자궁경부암 조기 검진행위와 관련요인
오은주1, 이영은2, 이선옥3
1창신대학교
2고신대학교
3신라대학교 간호학과
Abstract
Objectives
The purpose of this study was done to identify cervical cancer screening behavior and related factors among married women.
Methods
This study's subjects were 225 married women who visited two laying-in women's hospitals located in P city in Korea. Data were collected from April 1, 2006 to April 20, 2006 by using a self-reported questionnaires and analyzed descriptive statistics, x2-test and logistic regression analysis using SPSS/WIN 12.0 program.
Results
1) Respondents  attitude and the level of knowledge toward the cervical cancer (55.92±6.49, 10.98±4.47 respectively). 2) The screening behavior for the cervical cancer was 86.7% in a group who regularly checked for examination of cervical cancer and 13.3% in a group who occasionally checked for examination of cervical cancer. 3) The knowledge degree about the cervical cancer was significantly related to the screening behavior toward the cervical cancer (p=.000). 4) The attitude toward the cervical cancer was significantly related to the screening behavior toward the cervical cancer (p=.006). 5) The screening behavior for the cervical cancer was significantly related to the age (p=.003), the age at marriage (p=.025), average monthly income (p=.020), socioeconomic status (p=.045), acquisition of information about the cervical cancer (p=.000), experience of other cancer examination or medical checkup (p=.005). Conclution: Married women were found to have a higher level of knowledge about the cervical cancer, and their attitude is positive toward the cervical cancer, but they were found to have a lower level of cervical cancer screening behavior.
Key Words: cervical cancer, screening behavior, married women, knowledge, attitude


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