Home 2018 - Volume 18 (2) GENERAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL BURDEN AMONG WOMEN WITH ABNORMAL PAP SMEAR AFTER POST COLPOSCOPY
GENERAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL BURDEN AMONG WOMEN WITH ABNORMAL PAP SMEAR AFTER POST COLPOSCOPY PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 December 2018 10:20

*Mardiana Mansor1, Afiqah Mat Zin1 and Aniza Abd Aziz2

1School of Nursing Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UniSZA, Gong Badak Campus, 21300, Gong Badak, Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia.

2Community Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, UniSZA, Medical Campus, 20400 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.

*Corresponding author: Mardiana Mansor

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ABSTRACT

The identification of psychosocial burden and general health among women with abnormal Pap smear results was fundamentally important because women play the significant role in the family and community. The purpose of this study was to determine the level of psychosocial burden, level of general health and relationship between psychosocial burden with general health among women with abnormal Pap smear after colposcopy. This cross-sectional study was done towards 218 women with abnormal Pap smear after colposcopy. Universal sampling at gynecology clinic from three tertiary hospitals in the East Coast of Malaysia was conducted. Respondents self-answered the validated Malay version of Psychosocial Effect of Abnormal Pap smear Questionnaire and General Health Questionnaire-12 in Malay version. Data were analyzed by using statistical software IBM-SPSS version 22, descriptive statistical method, Pearson and Spearman Correlation coefficient analysis were used. The results revealed that 43.1% and 16.5% of women with psychosocial burden were having distress due to abnormal Pap smear after colposcopy. The correlation coefficient showed a significant moderate correlation between psychosocial burden and general health (r = 0.41 and p=0.000). The women are facing psychosocial burden and distress in life after being diagnosed with abnormal Pap smear, because it is related to physical and psychological aspects. This shown that psychological aspect is important in health, therefore health care needs to perform the assessment of the psychosocial burden and general health among women with abnormal Pap smear in Malaysia.

Keywords: women’s health, psychosocial burden, abnormal Pap smear, general health, distress.

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