The Relationship between Perceived Self-Efficacy and Cervical Cancer Screening among Village Health Volunteers in Suratthani Province, Thailand

Document Type : Research Articles


School of Nursing, Walailak University, Thasala, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.


Objective: This research aimed to examine the relationship between perceived self-efficacy and cervical cancer screening of village health volunteers. Methods: The researchers conducted this descriptive research with 279 samples, each recruited using the stratified random samplings. Data were collected in August 2020 using two research instruments included general data and the self-efficacy assessment. The self-efficacy assessment was tested, yielding a reliability score of 0.90. Data were then analyzed using descriptive statistics and point- biserial correlation. Results: The results revealed that the mean scores of perceived self-efficacy were at a high level in (Mean= 4.35, S.D.= 0.77) and perceived self-efficacy of each has the mean scores of at a high level in strength, generality, and magnitude dimension (Mean= 4.27, S.D.= 0.76; Mean= 4.40, S.D.= 1.01; Mean= 4.35, S.D.= 0.76) respectively. There were significantly positive correlations between the perceived self-efficacy and cervical cancer screening at a very high level (r= 0.81, p <0.001). The relationship between the perceived self-efficacy of each in the strength dimension and magnitude dimension with cervical cancer screening was at a very high level of relationship significantly (r= 0.84, 0.82, p < 0.001). The generality dimension was at a high level of relationship significantly. (r= 0.66, p < 0.001). Conclusion: This study showed that village health volunteers with high perceived self-efficacy correlated with their confidence screening for cervical cancer. Therefore, village health volunteers should emphasize that women learn and acknowledge the importance of obtaining cervical cancer screening to prevent cervical cancer effectively. 


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