A study to identify the women at risk for cancer cervix and their compliance to a screening test after an individual awareness programme in a selected village of Udupi District, Karnataka

Soans, Soumya C and Valsaraj, Blessy Prabha and Lobo, Daisy J (2012) A study to identify the women at risk for cancer cervix and their compliance to a screening test after an individual awareness programme in a selected village of Udupi District, Karnataka. International Journal of Nursing Education, 4 (1). pp. 87-89. ISSN 0974-9349

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Abstract

A research study was carried to identify the women who are at risk for cancer cervix using a risk assessment tool and diagnose through Pap smear test, and also to assess their compliance rate to Pap smear test at Kukkundoor village, Karkala, Udupi district, Karnataka. The study consisted of 200 rural married women between the age group of 30–60 years. The survey research approach was used to collect the data. Risk was assessed through risk assessment tool. Risk assessment tool consisted of demographic data and other factors which are responsible for the development of cervical cancer. The data gathered were analyzed based on the objectives of the study. Descriptive statistics such as frequency, percentage, and pie diagram are used for analysis of the findings. Eighteen women (9%) were at high risk for cancer cervix. These women were provided with an awareness programme. Among 18, three were not willing to go for the examination and test. Fifteen high risk women were instructed to come to hospital for gynecological checkup with Pap smear testing which was free of cost. Among those only nine had come to the hospital for the checkup and investigation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cancer, cervix, high risk.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Mental Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2013 07:30
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2013 11:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78347

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