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dc.contributor.authorDodo, Aisha M.
dc.contributor.authorSykes, Peter
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Colin
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-10T13:31:25Z
dc.date.available2017-07-10T13:31:25Z
dc.date.issued2016-12-01
dc.identifier.citationDodo, A.M., Sykes, P. and Powell, C. (2016) 'Exploring the Barriers to Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening in Nigeria: A Narrative Review', African Journal of Reproductive Health, 20(4), pp. 89-98.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/8513
dc.descriptionThis article was published in African Journal of Reproductive Health in December 2016 - post-print reproduced here with permissions from publisher. DOI linking not yet available.en_US
dc.description.abstractBreast and cervical cancers are the most common causes of female cancer-related mortality in Nigeria. Early detection and treatment significantly decreases cancer mortality rates. Various factors influence uptake of cancer screening. Cancer awareness, availability of screening, and treatment facilities alone have not been completely successful in improving cancer health behaviour. This review aims to identify and summarise the barriers to breast and cervical cancer screening uptake in Nigeria. Various databases such as PubMed, Psych Info, Google Scholar and EMBASE were extensively searched for existing literature on factors influencing breast and cervical cancer screening in Nigeria. Studies retrieved explored the major socioeconomic factors affecting women’s knowledge, perception, and attitude. Embarrassment, low perception of cancer risk, and physician gender preference are some of the most common factors that discouraged women from cancer screening. Lack of spouse permission and support; belief that cancer is a death wish, and societal discrimination are the common sociocultural barriers to screening. These factors vary across different regions in Nigeria. Therefore, policy makers should make deliberate effort to develop cancer management strategies that are tailored to the sociocultural and religious needs in a target population. This approach is anticipated to improve uptake and ensure sustainability of cancer management.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWomen's Health amd Action Research Centre (WHARC)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAfrican Journal of Reproductive Health;
dc.subjectCancer screeningen_US
dc.subjectSocioculturalen_US
dc.subjectSocioeconomicen_US
dc.subjectNigeriaen_US
dc.titleExploring the Barriers to Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening in Nigeria: A Narrative Reviewen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-11-01
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-07-10


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