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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : ( 307) Last page : ( 310)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00062.2

A study to assess the Knowledge regarding Cervical Cancer among Women

Ms. Shakila S.*

Associate Professor, Adhiparasakthi College of Nursing, Melmaruvathur

*Corresponding Author Email: shakilaobg@gmail.com

Online published on 29 October, 2015.

Abstract

Background

Cervical cancer is second most common cancer in the world and leading cause of death from cancer among women in developing countries.

Objectives

To assess the level of knowledge regarding cervical cancer among women and to find out the association between knowledge score regarding cervical cancer with selected demographic variables of women.

Design

Univariant research designs were adopted for this study.

Setting

The study was conducted in Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research. Kanchipuram district

Participants

50 women who fulfill the inclusion criteria were selected as sample.

Methods

The study design was univariant research design was used for the study. The convenient sampling technique was used to select the fifty samples. The data were collected by administering the structured knowledge questionnaire on cervical cancer to assess the level of knowledge among women.

Results

The study finding revealed that the women had 35(70%) inadequate knowledge and 15(30%) had moderate knowledge regarding cervical cancer. Some of the demographic variables like educational status, religion and source of information are significantly association at (p<0.05) with knowledge score of women.

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Keywords

Cervical cancer, women.

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