Cervical Cancer Prevention Education Program for Rural Korean Immigrant Women

Jung A. Choi, Oksoo Kim

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Abstract

The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a cervical cancer prevention education program for rural Korean immigrant women. A total of 46 Korean immigrant women who had not been screened in the past three years participated. The experimental group participated in the intervention program once a week for four weeks and completed a post-program survey in week 12. Compared to the control group, significant increases were detected in level of knowledge of cervical cancer prevention (p =.001), behavioral attitude toward cervical cancer prevention (p =.029) and behavioral intention regarding cervical cancer prevention (p =.005) in the experimental group. Pap screening rate of the experimental group was significantly increased (p =.029), but the rate of change in the selection of primary care providers was not significant. The results suggest the need for a multilevel approach to address cultural and systemic barriers to Korean immigrant women in promotion of cervical cancer prevention behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)684-691
Number of pages8
JournalWestern Journal of Nursing Research
Volume44
Issue number7
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • immigrants
  • pap test
  • primary health care
  • rural
  • women’s health

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