The Relationship between Health Workers’ Support and Frequency of Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid for Cervical Cancer Early Detection among Childbearing Age Women at Pasir Mulya Health Center
Keywords:Cervical cancer; Childbearing age women; Health workers’ support; Visual inspection with acetic acid.
Background: Cervical cancer could be prevented through early detection method. Visual Inspection with Acetic
Acid (VIA) is one of common and simple procedures to screen early stage of cervical cancer. Health workers play a
role in helping and encouraging women of childbearing age to be involved in preventing cervical cancer and thus
improving the life quality of women generally. This study was aimed to determine the relationship between health
workers’ support and frequency of visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) for cervical cancer early detection
among childbearing age women at Pasir Mulya Health Center.
Materials and Methods: The study design used was analytical research. Participants in this study were
287 childbearing age women who regularly visited Pasir Mulya Health Center. The sampling method used was
purposive sampling. The instrument in this study was questionnaire and the research data was analyzed using
the Chi-square test.
Results: Out of 287 participants, 211 participants (73.5%) received support from the health workers while
76 participants (26.5%) did not receive support from the health workers. The number of childbearing age women
who had done the VIA test was 146 participants, whilst 141 participants never had IVA test previously. A total
of 131 childbearing age women received support and had undergone VIA test. The statistical test obtained
P-value = 0.00.
Conclusion: There was significant relationship between health workers’ support and frequency of visual inspection
with acetic acid (VIA) in childbearing age women at Pasir Mulya Health Center.
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