Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)


School of Social Work

Degree Name


First Advisor

Robert W. Waymer, Ph.D


This study examines the barriers of cervical cancer prevention among African-American women in Georgia. One hundred and seventeen (117) women in Georgia were conveniently selected in varying settings to participate in a twenty-two survey questionnaire based on prevention and barriers of cervical cancer. The participants answered yes or no questions about visiting a gynecologist/health clinic for women's health, previous participation of cervical cancer screenings, previous vaccination of cervical cancer/human papillomavirus, and barriers of cervical cancer. Various questions were related to barriers of knowledge of cervical cancer/human papillomavirus, perceived susceptibility, and attitudes towards screening measures. The findings of the study indicate that there is a statistically significant relationship between participation of cervical cancer and the barriers of knowledge and perceived susceptibility. Conversely, there is no statistically significant relationship between the barrier of attitudes toward screening measures.

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