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  • Adv Cancer Prev 2018, Vol 3(1): 125
  • DOI: 10.4172/2472-0429.1000125

Fear of the Unknown in Relation to Cervical Cancer Screening

Evans Appiah Osei*
College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Bahr El-Ghazal, ACCRA, Ghana
*Corresponding Author : Evans Appiah Osei, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Bahr El-Ghazal, ACCRA, Ghana, Tel: 0261755152, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Mar 08, 2018 / Accepted Date: Mar 21, 2018 / Published Date: Apr 04, 2018


Analysis of the concept of "fear of the unknown" in relation to cervical cancer was explored using Walker and Avant's concept analysis. The purpose of this paper is to help relieve fear and anxieties of women about cervical cancer screening, to increase cervical cancer screening patronage and to inform nurses about the anxieties women go through in relation to seeking cervical cancer screening. This will also help nurses to strengthen education on cervical cancer screening as well as ensure a positive interpersonal relation with women seeking cervical cancer screening to help relieve their fears and anxiety. Patient will also feel confident to go for the screening and will encourage friends and other females who had fear concerning the screening to also go for it. Conclusion: Fear of the unknown is a general issue that cut across all facets of life as described above. Addressing this issue will give women the courage and confidence to go through situations that one fears. It is anticipated that this analysis will help increase patronage to cervical cancer screening and inform nurses to educate women on cervical cancer screening.

Keywords: Fear; Cervical cancer; Screening; Concept analysis

Citation: Osei EA (2018) Fear of the Unknown in Relation to Cervical Cancer Screening. Adv Cancer Prev 3:125. Doi: 10.4172/2472-0429.1000125

Copyright: © 2018 Osei FA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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