The purpose of this systematic review is to explore barriers and facilitators of cervical cancer screening in Asian-American women. Articles selected for review were found using a database search method using select predetermined key terms. The clinical question this review sought to answer is: In Asian-American women (21-65 years of age), how does perception of cervical cancer screening impact screening compliance? Nine articles addressing the topic of interest were included in the review. Emerging themes related to answering the question under study included the health literacy of Asian-American women, modesty, acculturation, income comfortability, and self-efficacy. This review found information that could be beneficial to advance nursing practice and advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) providers. Understanding barriers and facilitators to cervical cancer screening in Asian American women can help to reach the goal of increasing cervical cancer screening within this population. However, there is still a need for more research into this topic.
Date of Degree
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
School of Nursing
Allied Health and Nursing
Thepsombath, B. (2021). Perceived barriers and facilitators to cervical cancer screening in Asian American women [Master’s alternative plan paper, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/1096/
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