Knowledge of Women about Cervical Cancer in Saad Abu Alela Hospital in Khartoum, Sudan in 2019Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 8)
Publication Date: 2020-08-05
Authors : Doaa Mohammed Osman Abdullah; Siham Ahmed Ballah;
Page : 698-703
Keywords : Cervical Cancer; HPV Infection;
Background: Cervical cancer being the second most common cancer among women worldwide is linked to HPV infection. It can be prevented by early detection, as well as vaccination. Objectives: to determine the knowledge of women about cervical cancer. Method: descriptive cross sectional study using questionnaire on 384 women. Data analysis was done by descriptive statistics and chi-square test. Results: Women in the study had a mean of age of 35.69 and 7.335 standard deviation. The study revealed the poor knowledge with 95.3 % answered regarding knowledge question and only 4.7 % answered yes. The source of knowledge was mostly from social media (3.1 %), TV (1.6 %).4.2 % responded that cervical cancer can be prevented. Of those with knowledge about cervical cancer; 2.6 % recognized HPV as a cause of cervical cancer, 1.6 % said they dont know and 0.5 % answered fungi. Regarding the risk factors; the largest percentage was for early sexual intercourse (25.0 %), smoking and inheritance (19.4 %). The relation between age and knowledge showed that 20 to 30 years old had the highest knowledge, while its relation to daily expenditure revealed that those who expend more than 250 pounds had the highest knowledge. Conclusion: The results indicate the need for education about cervical cancer, its cause, risk factors, signs and symptoms.
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