Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2015

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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A study to assess the Knowledge regarding Cervical Cancer among Women



Address:   Ms. S. Shakila1*, Dr. S. Rajasankar2, Dr. N. Kokilavani3
1Associate Professor, Adhiparasakthi College of Nursing, Melmaruvathur
2Professor, Velammal Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Anuppanadi, Madurai
3Principal , Adhiparasakthi College of Nursing, Melmaruvathur
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00062.2

ABSTRACT:
Background: Cervical cancer is second most common cancer in the world and leading cause of death from cancer among women in developing countries. Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge regarding cervical cancer among women and to find out the association between knowledge score regarding cervical cancer with selected demographic variables of women. Design: Univariant research designs were adopted for this study. Setting: The study was conducted in Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research. Kanchipuram district Participants: 50 women who fulfill the inclusion criteria were selected as sample . Methods: The study design was univariant research design was used for the study. The convenient sampling technique was used to select the fifty samples. The data were collected by administering the structured knowledge questionnaire on cervical cancer to assess the level of knowledge among women. Results: The study finding revealed that the women had 35(70%) inadequate knowledge and 15(30%) had moderate knowledge regarding cervical cancer .Some of the demographic variables like educational status, religion and source of information are significantly association at (p<0.05) with knowledge score of women.
KEYWORDS:
Cervical cancer, women.
Cite:
S. Shakila, S. Rajasankar, N. Kokilavani. A study to assess the Knowledge regarding Cervical Cancer among Women. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 5(3): July- Sept.2015; Page 307-310.
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