Reasons for non-performing pap smear screening in nurses and midwives working in Ardabil city health centers

Authors

  • Fatemeh Eghbali-Amoughin Department of Medicine, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran
  • Narges Salehi Department of Medicine, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran
  • Sima Khavandizadeh Aqdam Department of Medicine, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20240873

Keywords:

Pap smear, Screening, Impossibility, Nurse, Midwife

Abstract

Background: Cervical cancer screening has been introduced a few years ago to prevent harm and death caused by this disease. Our purpose in this study was to determine the reasons for non-performing Pap smear screening in nurses and midwives working in Ardabil health centers.

Methods: The current descriptive-analytical research was conducted on 90 nurses and midwives working in health care centers in Ardabil city. The required information was collected through a questionnaire. After additional sampling and data collection from all participants in the research, it was coded and statistically analyzed in SPSS version 25 software.

Results: The present study showed that the most common reason for not performing a pap smear test in single people and in the age group of 20-30 years is related to virginity and in married people and in the age group of 30-50 years. It was related to the fear of doing it.

Conclusions: considering the cases that most women in the society are aware of cervical cancer and also the necessity of using cancer screening methods, using new educational methods through nurses and midwives to change their attitude and performance and increase their level and help in the timely diagnosis and treatment of this disease.

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2024-03-30

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Eghbali-Amoughin, F., Salehi, N., & Khavandizadeh Aqdam , S. (2024). Reasons for non-performing pap smear screening in nurses and midwives working in Ardabil city health centers. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 11(4), 1431–1436. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20240873

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