International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Pharmaceutical Science | India | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024 | Rating: 5.3 / 10 | Rate this Article

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice regarding Screening of Cervical Cancer among Women Visiting Tertiary Care Hospital

Renuka G [7] | Jesindha K Beyatricks | Rakesh S [14] | Rewati Chandran | Shivacharan M | Kavya S A | S N Sriharsha

Abstract: Background: Currently global estimate indicate cervical cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer diagnosed in women and fourth leading cause of death. Hence it is essential to assess the knowledge in the women. Study Method: A cross - sectional study was conducted among women who were seen at the Tertiary Care Hospital, Department of OBG, BGS - GIMS Hospital. A data is summarized based on the patient response. Results: In the current study, we gathered data from 154 study participant of which 92 were from urban and 62 from rural place of residence. And we assess the Knowledge about cervical cancer and screening test among the study participants by giving questionaries forms and there was no statistical significance in awareness of cervical cancer between urban and rural study participants using chi - square test value with p - value. Therefore, the knowledge about cervical cancer and screening test among the study participant was found to be same in urban and rural area. Conclusion: the current study demonstrated that there is a lack of awareness among women about cervical cancer. This was mostly rendered due to lack of proper infrastructure facilities and hesitation shown by the women. There is a clear need for information sharing on cervical cancer including screening targeting women with less educated. Educational campaigns on the disease and screening, providing information to the women on cervical cancer including screening service availability when women visit hospital or any medical centers.

Keywords: cervical cancer, awareness, urban and rural, knowledge

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,

Pages: 1301 - 1307

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