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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 11
First page : ( 3748) Last page : ( 3752)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00680.1

A Prospective Study on Knowledge, Attitude and Perception towards Uterine Fibroids

Senthilkumar S1,*, Girisha K Sai2

1Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, VELS University (VISTAS), Pallavaram, Chennai, India-600117

2Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, VELS University (VISTAS), Pallavaram, Chennai, India-600117

*Corresponding Author E-mail: sethusen@gmail.com

Online published on 26 March, 2018.


The counselling can improve patient knowledge regarding uterine fibroids. knowledge, attitude and perception (KAP) study is done in order to understand the patient knowledge, attitude and perception towards the disease. This method involves prospective analysis of knowledge, attitude and perception in women with uterine fibroids. The study is carried out by the collection and documentation of general information of the patient including personal history, family background, clinical findings, investigations and medical illness associated with uterine fibroids. All enrolled patients will be assessed for knowledge, attitude and perception (KAP) towards fibroid uterus using suitable KAP questionnaire. There is an extremely significant (P<0.05) values were obtained when compared between pre-counselling and post counselling phases of knowledge and perception score, but there is no significant changes in attitude score in pre counselling and post counselling when compared with knowledge and perception. The patient knowledge on uterine fibroids, risk factors, aetiology and treatment was low and where patient counselling plays an important role in order to improve the patient knowledge regarding diseases, management and healthy diet.



KAP, Knowledge, Attitude, Perception, Uterine fibroids.


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