Review of Strategies in Promoting Attendance for Cervical Screening


Background: The importance of cervical screening has been addressed in numerous studies. However, reviewsconducted to explore of strategies to promoting attendance for cervical screening have been limited. This studyaimed to explore strategies to promote attendance for cervical screening. Materials and
Methods: A literaturesearch from databases (1994-2011) was undertaken to include papers that identified strategies related to thecervical screening.
Results: Twenty-four papers were included in this review. The review of existing strategiesidentified valuable information on cervical screening and areas that could be improved in meeting womens’ needs.
Conclusions: The review highlighted important aspects of cervical screening that could be further addressedby promoting strategies to attendance. Assessing women’s health beliefs, inpatient cervical cancer screening,nurse-led screening, and cognition-emotion focused programs are among the strategies to promote attendancefor pap smear testing.