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Title: Awareness and Practice of Cervical Cancer Screening among University of Jos Female Undergraduates
Authors: Gimba, Solomon Musa
Emmanuel, Andy
Afoi, Barry Baidi
Mangai, Mafuyai Joseph
Bukuta, Godiya
Keywords: Pap smear
Developed and developing countries
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Continental Journal of Nursing Science
Series/Report no.: Vol. 6;No. 1; Pp 12 - 22
Abstract: Several researchers have reported on cervical cancer screening. The screening influences the incidence and prognosis of cervical cancer. The knowledge of people on this screening has been said to influence practice. This research therefore sorts to assess the knowledge and practice of the student population in the University of Jos. A sample size of 120 was selected from the population of study. A descriptive survey design was used to assess the knowledge and practice of respondents and the findings were illustrated and interpreted using descriptive and inferential statistics. The researchers among other findings found out that only 33.04% have ever heard of Pap smear, among which only about 55.10% related it cervical cancer. Only 7.89% knew the recommended age for the screening and only 10.53% were aware of the frequency. Among the respondents only 13.91% have ever done Pap smear, with a whopping 78.26% saying they have never done the test. Out of those who have ever done the test only 25% had done it more than once. The relationship between knowledge and practice was significant, indicating that knowledge influenced practice.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1152
ISSN: 2141-4173
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