Direct Interaction with Cervical Cancer Patient, Husband Support and Self Perceived as Determinant Factors on Women’s Desire for Screening VIA test

Nur Anisah Rahmawati, Linda Dewanti


Cervical cancer lead to 10,3 % women mortality in Indonesia. Visual Inspection of Acetic Acid (VIA) had been used for screening program since 2014 but only 2,45% women conducted the test in 2015. In this study place, the percentage even less than 1%. Previous studies revealed that psychosocial was important factor but less study analyzed the role of husband support and direct experience with cervical cancer patient. The objective of the study was to learn association between direct experience with cervical cancer patient, husband support, self perceived and women’s desire for screening VIA. Cross sectional study was conducted randomly among women 25-55 years old, in 4 villages in Yogyakarta. All data were taken by questionnaire. Most of 188 respondents had right perceived about cervical cancer and the importance of VIA, but they did not receive enough support from their husband. Among them, few women had direct experience with cervical cancer patient. Statistics results showed that age, right perceived and husband support associated to women’s desire to conduct VIA test (p < 0.05), while direct experience with cervical cancer patient did not correlate. This study recommended that husband role should be involved in health promotion of cervical cancer.

Keywords: direct experience, self perceived, husband support, VIA



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