Rural community members are faced with barriers to the access of health care services. This research employed a cross-sectional study design to explore if there is a relationship among participation in cervical cancer screening within a rural community setting. Participants were divided into those who were current and those who were not current with their cervical cancer screening. Analysis compared categories of women and both univariate and bivariate analysis were performed. This study did not find significant association between participation in cervical cancer screening and health literacy. There was implication pertaining to significance in cervical cancer screening participation and language. Data from this research provides information about cervical cancer screening participation and public health implications. Recommendations include to further investigate these characteristics to understand cervical cancer screening participation in rural communities and improve screening rates.
|Advisor:||Miller, Virginia L.|
|Commitee:||Garcia, Gabriel M., Frank, Helen|
|School:||University of Alaska Anchorage|
|Department:||Public Health Practice|
|School Location:||United States -- Alaska|
|Source:||MAI 81/11(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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