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dc.contributor.authorDarj, Elisabeth
dc.contributor.authorChalise, Pratibha
dc.contributor.authorShakya, Sunila
dc.identifier.citationSexual & Reproductive HealthCare. 2019, 20, 20-26.en_US
dc.description.abstractObjectives Despite being preventable, cervical cancer remains the most common cancer among women in Nepal, a country where there is no nationwide screening programme. Hence, the objective was to investigate and better understand Nepali women’s perceptions on barriers to participation in cervical cancer screening and what might facilitate their participation. Methods A qualitative study design with focus group discussions was employed and women were purposively invited. The interviews were tape-recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analysed using manifest content analysis. Findings Women had misconceptions about the screening and low levels of knowledge. Sociocultural barriers, service providers’ behaviour, geographical challenges, and limited finances were all perceived as obstacles to attending screening centres. Facilitating factors, such as participation in awareness programmes and support from family and women’s groups, may convince women to attend screening clinics. Conclusions The findings contribute information on Nepalese women’s perceptions of cervical cancer screening. They may serve to support the Government of Nepal’s promotion of cervical cancer screening and treatment as a right for all Nepali women, whenever necessary. Previous article in issueen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Scienceen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleBarriers and facilitators to cervical cancer screening in Nepal: A qualitative studyen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.source.journalSexual & Reproductive HealthCareen_US
dc.description.localcodeThis article is available under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND license and permits non-commercial use of the work as published, without adaptation or alteration provided the work is fully attributed.en_US

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