Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice Study on Early Diagnosis and Screening of Cervical Cancer

  • Dr. Archana Rathod Government Medical College and Cancer Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
  • Chavan Shrikrishna Government Medical College and Cancer Hospital, Aurangabad,Maharashtra, India
  • Varsha Deshmukh Government Medical College and Cancer Hospital, Aurangabad,Maharashtra, India
  • Narendra Patil Government Medical College and Cancer Hospital,Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
  • Prachi Chavan Prachi Maternity and Surgical Hospital,Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
Keywords: Cervical cancer, Knowledge, Pap smear test, Screening

Abstract

Introduction: Cervical cancer death occurs relatively at younger age in India than developed country. Most of the cervical cancer cases are diagnosed advanced stage, leading to poor outcome. Since early detection predicts better prognosis, but in India, women do not undergo routine cervical screening, it is still major problem. Aim: This study was conducted to assess the knowledge of cervical cancer, awareness regarding cervical cancer screening and to assess attitude toward cervical cancer. Methods: A questionnaire-based non-random, cross-sectional study was conducted among 200 women attending the OPDs age 21–60 years. Results: Majority of the study population (88%) had poor knowledge regarding cervical cancer and its screening. Only 15% had undergone screening and (3%) 6 of 200 women know about HPV vaccine.

Author Biographies

Dr. Archana Rathod, Government Medical College and Cancer Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

Associate, Department of Gynecology

Chavan Shrikrishna, Government Medical College and Cancer Hospital, Aurangabad,Maharashtra, India

Assistant Professor, Department of Gynecology

Varsha Deshmukh, Government Medical College and Cancer Hospital, Aurangabad,Maharashtra, India

Professor, Department of Gynecology

Narendra Patil, Government Medical College and Cancer Hospital,Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

Assitant Professor, Department of Gynecology

Prachi Chavan, Prachi Maternity and Surgical Hospital,Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

Consultant, Department of Gynecology

Published
2018-07-30
Section
Articles