- Volume 17 Issue 6
Effects of Group Training Based on the Health Belief Model on Knowledge and Behavior Regarding the Pap Smear Test in Iranian Women: a Quasi-Experimental Study
- Shobeiri, Fatemeh (Mother and Child Care Research Center) ;
- Javad, Masoumeh Taravati (M.Sc. of Counseling in Midwifery, Student Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery) ;
- Parsa, Parisa (Chronic Disease Research Center) ;
- Roshanaei, Ghodratollah (Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences)
- Published : 2016.06.01
The Pap smear test is recommended for early diagnosis of cervical cancer. The aim of this study was to assess knowledge and behavior regarding the Pap smear test based on the Health Belief Model (HBM) in women referred to premarital counseling classes, Hamadan, Iran. This quasi-experimental study was conducted on 330 women, who were allocated randomly to two case and control groups (n=165). Two educational session classes were performed in the case group. Two stages in before and after intervention groups were evaluated. Analysis of data was performed by SPSS/16.0, using t-test,
Knowledge;cervical cancer screening;Health Belief Model;Pap smears;Iran
Supported by : Hamadan University of Medical Sciences
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