Eurasian Journal of Biosciences

The effect of screening to the perception of needs and desires following visual inspection with acetic acid as detection of cervical cancer


Background: Target of Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) test is 10% per year. This study aimed to analyze the effect of screening on the needs and desires of mothers to carry out VIA tests. 
Methods: This research is analytic observational. The study was conducted from February to March 2017. Analysis of the data used in this study was a linear regression analysis with p <0.05.
Results: Mothers who said there had never been a screening of 71.9% had a low need and desire for VIA examinations. The result of data analysis showed that screening had significant to the perception of need and desire to follow VIA test = 17.2% (P = 0.000; β = 0.172). It indicates that the lower the screening and desire for VIA examination.
Conclusion: Screening has a significant and positive influence on the needs and desires of mothers to carry out VIA test.


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