Personal influences that affect motivation in pap smear testing among African American women.

@article{Ackerson2010PersonalIT,
  title={Personal influences that affect motivation in pap smear testing among African American women.},
  author={Kelly Ackerson},
  journal={Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={136-46}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore personal influencing factors that contribute to Papanicolaou (Pap smear) testing in African American women who do (routine-use group) and do not (non-routine-use group) obtain routine testing. DESIGN Qualitative using the interaction model of client health behavior. SETTING Community programs, homes, and churches. PARTICIPANTS Twenty four African American women aged 19 to 60. METHODS Face-to-face interviews. Data were analyzed using a constant comparison approach… CONTINUE READING

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