Developing a Tool for Accession to Assessment Exam Cytological of the Cervix

  • Ana Eloísa Cruz de Oliveira
  • Leidyanny Barbosa de Medeiros
  • Layza de Souza Chaves Deininger
  • Ericka Silva Holmes Federal University of Paraíba - Brazil.
  • Isis Milane Batista de Lima
  • Daniel Cândido de Lima
  • Bueno Callou Bernardo de Oliveira
  • Lívia Menezes Borralho
  • João Agnaldo do Nascimento
  • Josemberg Moura de Andrade
  • Hemílio Fernandes Campos Coêlho
  • Maria de Lourdes de Farias Pontes


Objective: To develop a tool for assessing the adherence of women performing the cytological examination of the cervix. Method: exploratory, descriptive with quantitative approach, which followed four steps for the construction of the instrument. Held between May and July 2015, using a sample of 384 women attending health facilities in João Pessoa city family. Data were analyzed by applying factor analysis and then correspondence analysis. Results: Scores were calculated from the influential factors reported by these women to perform the cytological examination, and then these scores were associated with the frequency of the examination. As for frequency, 37% performed annually, 25.1% every two years and 20.5% every six months, associated between the low and medium scores. While the high score was associated with a lower frequency, corresponding to 1.3% of those who underwent the test every three years and 15.9% who said they have set periods for their realization. Conclusion: The difficulties for not performing the examination, worse adherence to these women that health care, requiring effective interventions of professionals to minimize these barriers.

Jul 21, 2016
How to Cite
OLIVEIRA, Ana Eloísa Cruz de et al. Developing a Tool for Accession to Assessment Exam Cytological of the Cervix. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, july 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 july 2021. doi:
Global Health & Health Policy


women's health, prevention of cervical cancer, Public Health

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