Perception of Women Regarding Breast and Cervical Screening and its Association with Demographic Variables
*Corresponding author: Shobha Gusain, Scholar, School of Health Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, E mail - email@example.com, Phone - 9818187739, 01202650101
The number of cases and deaths from breast and cervical cancer are rising in most countries, especially in the developing world where more women are dying at younger ages. Nurses need to address proactively women's perceptions and knowledge about screening.
1) To assess perception of women regarding breast and cervical cancer screening.2)To find association of perception of women with selected demographic factors
Using purposive sampling technique, a pre tested and structured interview schedule was administered to 426 women in gynae O.P.D. of Lok Nayak Hospital.
Majority of study subjects (73%) got perception scores below fifty percent. Education, religion, type of occupation and type of family of study subjects were significantly associated with perception scores.
Perception of women is low with regard to breast and cervical cancer screening.
Perception, perceived susceptibility, seriousness of cancer, awareness, warning signs.