Knowledge and awareness about cervical Cancer and its Prevention among Women Attending at Out patient Department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital

Authors

  • Lutfa Begum Lipi Assistant Professor, Department of Obst & Gynae, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Afroza Kutubi Associate Professir, Department of Obst & Gynae, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Mohammed Mizanur Rahman Associate Professor, Urology, National Institute Of Kidney Diseases And Urology, Dhaka
  • Nebedita Shaha Assistant Registrar, Department of Obst & Gynae, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Nazma Haque Professor, Department of Obst & Gynae, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Iffat Ara Professor, Department of Obst & Gynae, Popular Medical College, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jssmc.v10i1.38902

Keywords:

Ca cervix- Cervical cancer, VIAvisual inspection with acetic acid, HPV- human papilloma virus

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge and awareness regarding cervical cancer and its prevention among women attending at out patient department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital. A qualitative study was undertaken using face to face in depth interviews from January 2015 to July 2015 .Among 229 women mean age 34.07±7.92 ,from 18 to 60 years were observed. Awareness and knowledge about cervical cancer was very poor which was about 25.3%. Knowledge was high among women coming from high socioeconomic condition which was 31.5% (p=0.03). Participants who were highly educated had more knowledge about 83.3% (<0.001). Most of the participants about 72.22% got the information from doctors and health service providers. The findings highlights the importance of awareness creation about cervical cancer and its risk factors, screening through utilization of the services of media like television, newspaper and radio which have massive impact in improving the knowledge.

J Shaheed Suhrawardy Med Coll, June 2018, Vol.10(1); 36-41

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2018-11-22

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Lipi, L. B., Kutubi, A., Rahman, M. M., Shaha, N., Haque, N., & Ara, I. (2018). Knowledge and awareness about cervical Cancer and its Prevention among Women Attending at Out patient Department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Journal of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, 10(1), 36–41. https://doi.org/10.3329/jssmc.v10i1.38902

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