Factor Association Related to Husband's Support Behavior in the Cervical Cancer Prevention Based on Theory of Planned Behavior

1Aprilia Permata Sari, Ni Ketut Alit Armini, Tiyas Kusumaningrum


Husband's support is an important interpersonal factor in the cervical cancer prevention performed by women, however, there are still many women who are reluctant to do this early detection so that it need the understanding related to the factorof husband's support behavior to maximize the prevention effortof cervical cancer. This study aims to analyze the factors related to husband's support behavior in the cervical cancer prevention based on Theory of Planned Behavior. This study used descriptive analytic with cross sectional design. The samples were 102 husbands who were childbearing couples taken using the cluster sampling technique. Variable of this studywas the husband's attitude, husband's subjective norm, husband's perceived behavioral control, husband's intention and husband's support behavior in the cervical cancer prevention. The data analysis was performed using Spearman's Rho with significance level of ≤ 0.05. The result showed a significant relationship between attitude with intention (p = 0,000; r = 0,377), perceived behavioral control with intention (p = 0,003; r = 0,289) and intention with husband's support behavior in cervical cancer prevention (p = 0,000; r = 0.431). Subjective norm with intention indicates an insignificant relationship (p = 0.059; r = 0.188). The positive attitude and perception of behavioral control in the Theory of Planned Behavior affect the support of husband who encourages high intention so that it has implication for the creation of husband's support behavior in the prevention of cervical cancer.


Cervical Cancer Prevention, Husband’s Support, TPB.

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