Perspectives on cervical cancer screening in Muslim women of Dubai (UAE): A qualitative study
Results: Four themes emerged from the data (1) CC was considered a 'silent disease' that could be detected with early screening. It was associated with extra marital sexual relations which had a negative impact on screening uptake. (2) Fear, pain, embarrassment of screening as well as cultural influences rather than religious beliefs negatively influenced uptake. (3) There was growing mistrust of allopathic medicine and impersonal influences in health care which negatively affected screening uptake and (4) Women who had been screened had little understanding of the causes of CC and only became aware of screening when they were pregnant or receiving fertility treatment.
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Khan, Sarah and Woolhead, Gillian, "Perspectives on cervical cancer screening in Muslim women of Dubai (UAE): A qualitative study" (2016). All Works. 2680.
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