Funding: This research was funded by Young Faculty Development Project of Central South University, China (contract grant number: 2177721500084) and Chia Family Health Fellowship Award (contract grant number: 2012CF01).
Perception of Cervical Cancer Risk and Screening Behavior: A Literature Review
Article first published online: 27 MAR 2014
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International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 2–18, January 2015
How to Cite
Chan, C. W. H., Yang, S.-B., Gu, C., Wang, X. and Tao, L. (2015), Perception of Cervical Cancer Risk and Screening Behavior: A Literature Review. Int Jnl Nurs Knowledge, 26: 2–18. doi: 10.1111/2047-3095.12028
Conflict of interest statement: The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
- Issue published online: 13 JAN 2015
- Article first published online: 27 MAR 2014
- Young Faculty Development Project of Central South University, China. Grant Number: 2177721500084
- Chia Family Health Fellowship Award. Grant Number: 2012CF01
- Cervical cancer;
- cervical screening;
- literature review;
- risk perception
This review examines women's risk perception of cervical cancer, the factors influencing this perception, and the relationship between risk perception of cervical cancer and screening behavior.
Integrative literature review method was used.
The search procedure resulted in the identification of 42 studies, including 1 literature review and 41 primary studies. Trends and discrepancies in the literature are presented with interpretations and recommendations.
Existing theories of health behavior appear inadequate for understanding screening behavior, and further studies are recommended to enrich the knowledge base of nursing diagnoses in knowledge deficit and health-seeking behavior.
Implications for Nursing Practice
Efforts would be made to improve nurses' understanding of risk perception of cervical cancer within specific cultural context.