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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 219) Last page : ( 221)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2017.00044.1

Knowledge on prevention of cervical cancer among women residing in selected urban and rural community in Sikkim

Shadap Arkierupaia1,*, Devi Ranjita1, Bygrace Maria2, Sun Markoriti2, Siwakoti Bimla2, Bhutia Pincho D2

1Faculty, Sikkim Manipal College of Nursing, SMIMS

2PBBScN Students, Sikkim Manipal College of Nursing, SMIMS

*Corresponding Author Email: arkrosh06@gmail.com

Online published on 23 June, 2017.

Abstract

A study was conducted on assessing the knowledge on prevention of cervical cancer among women residing in selected urban and rural community in Sikkim. Investigators adopted the Quantitative approach using descriptive comparative research design among 100 samples, 50 from each community were selected by convenient sampling technique. Validated structured questionnaire was used for collecting the data to assess the knowledge, compare and find the association. The finding reveals that out of 50 total samples from urban community, 35 were aware of cervical cancer. Out of 35(100%) majority 45.73% have good knowledge, 42.85% have average knowledge and minimum 11.4% have poor knowledge. In rural community out of 50 total samples 48 were aware of cervical cancer. Out of 48(100%) majority 75% have average knowledge, 18.75% have good knowledge and minimum 6.25% have poor knowledge regarding cervical cancer and its prevention. The study also reveals that there was no significant difference between knowledge score of urban and rural community women. There was no significant association between knowledge of both the community women with selected variables. Pamphlet was distributed on cervical cancer and its prevention to all the participants regardless of their knowledge level.

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Keywords

Knowledge, Prevention, Cervical cancer, Women, Urban, Rural.

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