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Table 4 Attitudes towards cervical cancer among men with partners eligible for cervical cancer screening (n = 110)*

From: Men’s knowledge and attitudes about cervical cancer screening in Kenya

How would you feel if your partner told you she had cervical cancer?
Theme Frequency (% of responses)
Emotion  
Sad 29 (26.4)
Pain 14 (12.7)
Bad (includes bad, disappointed, stressed, shocked, afraid, depressed, dismay) 23 (20.9)
Other (includes sympathy, strange, amused) 9 (8.2)
Outlook  
Acceptance of diagnosis 5 (4.5)
Diagnosis is normal 11 (10.0)
Behavior  
Seek help for partner 24 (21.8)
Cervical Cancer Beliefs  
Cervical cancer is treatable 3 (2.7)
No cure for cervical cancer 1 (0.9)
Cervical cancer expensive to treat 3 (2.7)
How would you feel if your partner told you she had HIV?
Theme Frequency (% of responses)
Emotion  
Pain 8 (7.3)
Sad 5 (4.5)
Sorry (includes sorry, remorse) 4 (3.6)
Bad (includes bad, stressed, disappointed, afraid, angry, depressed) 12 (10.9)
Other (includes astonished, calm, strange) 5 (4.5)
Outlook  
Acceptance of diagnosis 15 (13.6)
Diagnosis is normal 59 (53.6)
Behavior  
Seek help for partner 5 (4.5)
Talk w/partner 1 (0.9)
Get tested 3 (2.7)
  1. *Answer responses (n = 110) were qualitatively analyzed using a general inductive approach, and frequencies were computed based on how often the themes occurred in the responses. Answer responses could include more than one theme.