Assess the factors affecting the non utilization of Cervical Cancer screening services among women attending in nemam Primary Health Center
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Aim of the study
Assess the factors affecting the non-utilization of cervical cancer screening services among women attending in Nemam primary health centre.
In the early nineties when revolution was occurring in health care system throughout the world, India was facing a lot of deaths due to communicable diseases. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Information Centre on HPV and Cervical Cancer, 2009 report, cervical cancer is currently the primary cancer in women in South Africa with an annual new case incidence of 6,742, in African women. Cervical cancer is highly preventable especially with the aid of cervical cancer screening tools. When cervical cancer is detected in early stages, it can easily be treated; however treating advanced cervical cancer is very challenging by Williams and Amoateng 2012. Cervical cancer screening services are poorly none utilized in developing countries. Improved knowledge has been found to increase acceptance of cervical cancer screening. Successful cervical cancer screening programs depend on the participation of informed target population through programs that build knowledge and address misconceptions of the screening programs and therefore increase acceptability and improve patronage of cervical cancer screening programs.
Descriptive research design.
Descriptive research design was adopted for this study, purposive sampling technique was used and 50 samples were selected. The data was collected, analysed, in term of both inferential and descriptive statistics.
Out of 50 sample reveals that Age were 25–35 years 24(48%) Religion 30(60%) were Hindu, Education 15(40%) were no formal level of education, occupation 39(78%) were housewife, income of the family per month 24(58%) were Rs.5000–10,000, marital status 50(100%) were married, parity 38(68%) were 2–4 children.
This study indicates that the majority of women have moderate knowledge of cervical cancer screening services.
Factors affecting the non-utilization, Cervical cancer screening services, Cervical cancer women.