PERCEIVED OF BEHAVIORAL CONTROL INFLUENCE ON FEMALE’S INTENTION IN EARLY DETECTION OF CERVICAL CANCER BY AVI METHOD
Background: Cervical cancer is one of the cancers that can be cured if it detected early. Early detection of cervical cancer can be done with Visual Inspection of Acetic Acid (AVI) and Pap-smear. The percentage of female who had early detection with AVI in Surabaya increased every year, but still did not reach the national target of 10%.
Material and Methods: This was an observational study with cross-sectional methods in 93 females as respondents. Primary data was collected by conducting to fill out quetionnaires.
Result: Perceived of behavior control obtained p value 0,000 (p <0,05) indicating that perceived of behavior control was a factor influencing female intention in early detection of cervical cancer by AVI method. OR=14.467 indicates that female who have perceived of behavior control either have a positive intention to perform early detection of cervical cancer by AVI method 14,467 times compared with female having perceived of behavior control enough.
Conclusion: Creating a family atmosphere and the immediate environment that was aware and concerned about health, especially female's reproductive health, through the provision of facilities and assistance and also the provision of a good understanding to the community about early detection of cervical cancer, could increase support and perceived of behavior control in female to take early detection of cervical cancer so that would impact on the increase of female’s intention to take AVI examination.
Keywords: perceived of behavioral control, intention, cervical cancer, AVI