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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020


A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge of Women regarding Cervical Cancer in Selected Area of Kadamwadi, Kolhapur

Amos P. Talsandekar


Abstract: BACKGROUND & amp; OBJECTIVES: Cancer of the uterine cervix is one of the leading cancers among women worldwide, with an estimated 520, 000 new cases and 274, 000 deaths reported annually (WHO/ICO Information Centre on HPV and Cervical Cancer - HPV and cervical cancer statistics in India.2010). About 86 % of the cervical cancer cases occur in developing countries, which represents 13 % of all female cancers (WHO/ICO Information Centre on HPV and Cervical Cancer - HPV and cervical cancer statistics in India. OBJECTIVES: To assess the knowledge regarding cervical cancer among women in selected area of Kadamwadi, Kolhapur Methods: MATERIALS & amp; METHODS: A Non-Experimental Descriptive design was used. The sample selected for the study includes 50 women at selected urban areas of Kadamwadi, Kolhapur. Simple random sampling was used in this study. The data was collected by using Demographic variables and structured Knowledge questionnaire about knowledge regarding cervical cancer among women. RESULTS: The findings of the study showed that 24 women’s had poor knowledge regarding cervical cancer (48 %) and 20 women’s had very poor knowledge on cervical cancer (40 %).5 women’s had average knowledge on cervical cancer (10 %).1 women had good knowledge on cervical cancer (2 %). Interpretation and Conclusion: The findings showed that majority of the Women’s had a poor knowledge score comprising of 48.00 % out of total samples whereas 40 % Women had very Poor Knowledge score which was significant 10 % had Average Knowledge score & amp; 2 % had Good knowledge score. Related to the demographic variables With regards to their age, majority 29 (58 %) of the women’s were above the age of 30 years, with reference to their educational status reveals that highest percentage 24 (48 %) of women’s had completed their secondary education. Majority of women’s were 50 (100 %) are home maker & amp; Majority of women’s 46 (92 %) were married, marital age reveals that the highe


Keywords: Cervical Cancer, knowledge of a women, Descriptive study, assess


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020,


Pages: 721 - 723


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Amos P. Talsandekar, "A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge of Women regarding Cervical Cancer in Selected Area of Kadamwadi, Kolhapur", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR20708121949, Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020, 721 - 723

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