Religiousity and Perceived Susceptibility of Nigerian Women Towards Cervical Cancer Screening in Poland

  • Omoye Akhagba Polska Akademia Nauk

Abstract

Religious beliefs involve the devotional practices and rituals related to supreme powers spirituality and divine connection.  These beliefs may also involve the mystery of life and death, ethics, morals and existence. Religion is a multifaceted unexplainable, yet experiential phenomenon. Religion, spirituality and health care are issues of public health concerns that interfere with modern day medical ethics and practices. This study explored the socio-cultural factors influencing the health beliefs of twenty-five Nigerian women towards cervical cancer screening programmes in Poland. Applying the health belief model to explore their perception and attitude towards the risk of cervical cancer and its preventive screening measures. The results from this research revealed that most Nigerian women living in Poland pray about their health and well-being as a means to prevent illness.

Published
2021-01-29
How to Cite
AKHAGBA, Omoye. Religiousity and Perceived Susceptibility of Nigerian Women Towards Cervical Cancer Screening in Poland. Polish Journal of Applied Sciences, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 3, p. 25-32, jan. 2021. ISSN 2451-1544. Available at: <https://pjas.ansl.edu.pl/index.php/pjas/article/view/159>. Date accessed: 29 nov. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.34668/PJAS.2019.5.3.05.
Section
Public Health