Effects of an educational intervention on the stress of a first gynecological exam

Sawyer, Robin G.; Pincaro, Paul J.; Anderson-Sawyer, Anne
March 1998
American Journal of Health Studies;1998, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p66
Academic Journal
Reports on the role of educational programs in reducing stress levels concerning a first gynecological exam. Discussion of timely pap and pelvic exams' importance; Value of pre-examination educational interventions; Importance of developing personal commitments to maintain sound reproductive health.


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