Theory of planned behaviour for cervical cancer prevention - view of husband support

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The husband’s support is an important interpersonal factor in the prevention of cervical cancer performed by women but there are also women who have received support from their husbands who are still reluctant to make an effort related to the early detection of cervical cancer. This study aims to analyse the factors related to the husband’s support behaviour in cervical cancer prevention based on the Theory of Planned Behavior. This study used a cross-sectional design. The sample consisted of 102 husbands within childbearing couples taken using a cluster sampling technique. The variables of the research included the husband’s attitude, the subjective norm, perceived behavioural control, intention and support behaviour in relation to cervical cancer prevention. Data analysis was performed using Spearman Rho with a ≤0.05. The results showed there to be a significant relationship between attitude and intention (p=0.000; r=0.377), perceived behavioral control and intention (p=0.003; r=0.289) and the intention with the husband’s support behaviour in terms of cervical cancer prevention (p =0.000; r=0.431). The subjective norms within the intention indicate a significant relationship (p=0.059; r=0.188). To improve the prevention of cervical cancer, health care providers and health institutions should involve the husband to reduce female morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2553-2558
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019


  • Cancer
  • Husband
  • Prevention
  • Support
  • Women


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