Women's experiences after abnormal Pap smear results: a qualitative study


Guneri S. , Sen S.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, vol.41, no.1, pp.22-29, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/0167482x.2019.1657090
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.22-29
  • Keywords: Cervical cancer, Pap smear test, experiences of women, biopsychosocial model, qualitative study, CERVICAL-CANCER PREVENTION, HUMAN-PAPILLOMAVIRUS, KNOWLEDGE, MODEL, DIAGNOSIS, BARRIERS, ANXIETY, STRESS, TURKEY

Abstract

Background: Abnormal Pap smear result means there have been cell changes on the cervix but are not cancer. Women with abnormal test result may be affected from this situation. What do women with abnormal Pap smear results experience from a biopsychosocial perspective?