The purpose of this descriptive study was to determine if a correlation exists between the health beliefs of black females and participation in screening for cervical cancer. It was hypothesized that when health beliefs of black females were compared to participation in Papanicolaou test screening programs, there would be no significant correlation. To test the hypothesis, 60 women from the rural Black Belt region of Alabama and ranging in age from 19 to 60 or more years were administered a researcher-designed questionnaire . Analysis of data using the t-test at the .0 5 level of significance to compare scores on the health beliefs questionnaire to actual participation in Papanicolaou test screening led the researcher to fail to reject the null hypothesis.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Mary Patricia Curtis
Phyllis W. Werner
Harris Daughtry, Gloria Annette, "A Study of the Correlation Between the Health Beliefs of Black Females and Participation in Screening for Cervical Cancer" (1981). MSN Research Projects. 23.