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ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 3718-3725
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.430


Knowledge, Attitude Related to Cervical Cancer Screening among Women
K. Thavamani* and C. Susila
Billroth College of Nursing, Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Cervical cancer mainly caused by human papilloma virus infection, is the leading cancer in Indian women and the second most common cancer in women worldwide. Almost 80% of cases occurred in developing countries. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge, attitude regarding cervical cancer screening test and to associate among the level of knowledge, attitude with their selected demographic variables. It is a Descriptive research with pre experimental design and 95 samples were selected through convenient sampling method. The structured questionnaire was distributed to the participants to assess the knowledge and attitude. The result showed that the participants had inadequate and moderate level of knowledge and attitude. No women had adequate knowledge and positive attitude. There was a significant association found between knowledge and education, contraception, abortion. The study concluded that the women need to be educated about the cervical cancer screening. The investigator distributed the pamphlets regarding cervical cancer to the participants.


Keywords: Cervical cancer, Knowledge and Attitude, Cervical screening test
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Thavamani, K. and Susila, C. 2018. Knowledge, Attitude Related to Cervical Cancer Screening among Women.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 3718-3725. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.430