Development of a situation-specific theory of cervical cancer prevention behaviors of Malawian women

Haeok Lee, Jasintha T. Mtengezo, Deogwoon Kim, Jacqueline Fawcett

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Abstract

In this chapter, the revised Network Episode Model (NEM) as the basis for a situation-specific theory that provides an explanation of how Malawian women come to make a decision about and act to obtain cervical cancer screening. The situation-specific theory takes into account the uniqueness of Malawian women's individual factors, interpersonal relationships factors, and sociocultural factors. The theory emphasizes the need to attend to the unique factors that influence cervical cancer screening behaviors of women in their unique situations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSituation Specific Theories
Subtitle of host publicationDevelopment, Utilization, and Evaluation in Nursing
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages281-290
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030632236
ISBN (Print)9783030632229
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 5 2021

Keywords

  • Cervical cancer screening behavior
  • Individual influencing factors
  • Interpersonal influencing factors
  • Malawian women
  • Revised Network Episode Model
  • Situation-specific theory
  • Sociocultural influencing factors
  • Sub-Saharan Africa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • General Medicine

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