Factors affecting behaviors of cervical cancer screening using VIA (Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid) method on women in Srengseng Sawah Jakarta Indonesia

Nurhasanah Nurhasanah, Yati Afiyanti

Abstract

Objective : Cervical cancer screening is one of the efforts in reducing the prevalence of new cases and deaths from cervical cancer which continue to increase each year. However, in developing countries such as Indonesia, women's participation to uptake cervical cancer screening services is still very low. The purpose of this study is to identify factors that affect behaviors of cervical cancer screening with VIA (Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid) method.

Methods :This study used cross sectional method with the number of respondents are 176 women aged 20-60 years residing in the Village of Srengseng Sawah, South Jakarta.

Results :The Result of research by logistic regression analysis showed that information exposure becomes the most influential factor towards behaviors of cervical cancer screening using VIA method.

Conclusion :To increase the service use of cervical cancer early detection, it is necessary to provide health education and policies that encourage and ensure the access to early detection services of cervical cancer for all women in Indonesia.

Keywords: cervical cancer screening, VIA, behaviors, information exposure


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