Evaluation on the Low Uptake of Early Detection Service for Cervical Cancer in Kemayoran, Jakarta

Nur’arifah Hakim, Rita Damayanti


Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia



Background: Cervical cancer is a health concern among women worldwide, presently ranking as the second to fourth common cancer type among women in different parts of the world. The uptake for cervical screening among Indonesian women remains low. However, prevention is possible with ear­ly and regular cervical cancer screening. This study aimed to examine the evaluation on the low up­take of early detection service for cervical cancer in Kemayoran, Jakarta.

Subjects and Method: This was a qualitative study with phenomenology approach conducted in Kemayoran sub district, Jakarta. A sample of 9 reproductive age women age of 30 to 50 years old that did not conduct early detection of cervical cancer was selected for this study. The dependent va­riable was early detection service for cervical cancer. The data were collected by in-depth interview and analyzed by interaction analysis.

Results: (1) Lack of knowledge (2) Fear of the examination (3) Distance from health facilities, and (4) Weak family support, were the causal factors for low uptake of early detection service for cervical cancer. Conclusion: Low uptake of early detection services for cervical cancer is due to internal and external factors.

Keywords: cervical cancer, reproductive age women, early detection.

Correspondence: Nur‘arifah Hakim. Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, West Java. Email ifahhakim@gmail.com. Mobile: 085263559724.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2019.03.68

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