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Cervical cancer prevention knowledge and attitudes among female university students and hospital staff in Iran

(2016) Cervical cancer prevention knowledge and attitudes among female university students and hospital staff in Iran. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. pp. 4921-4927. ISSN 15137368 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background: Cervical cancer is a major preventable cancers. The, current study aimed to assess relevant knowledge and attitude of female students and hospital staff in Iran. Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Medical and Nursing faculties and hospitals of East-Azerbaijan Province of Iran. Participants were medical and paramedical female students and female staff in hospitals selected by stratified random sampling techniques. Tools for data collection were questionnaires for which validity and reliability had been verified (α=0.8). Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze data with SPSS.16. Result: Response rates were 71 (426 from 600) and 63.5 (254 from 400) for students and staff, respectively. Some 29.1 admitted that they had no information about cervical cancer, only 70 (10.3) thinking their knowledge as high, 360 (52.9) as intermediate, and 237 (34.9) as low. While 93 of participants considered cervical cancer as a severe health problem, the only statistically significant relationships with knowledge were for education (p < .001) and occupation (p < .001) variables. Conclusion: Given the importance of the roles of medical students and personnel as information sources and leaders in health and preventive behavior, increasing and improving their scientific understanding seems vital. Comprehensive and appropriate education of all people and especially students and personnel of medical sciences and improving attitudes towards cervical cancer and its monitoring are to be recommended.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Attitude Iran Knowledge Medical staff Uterine cervical neoplasms
Page Range: pp. 4921-4927
Journal or Publication Title: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 17
Number: 11
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.22034/APJCP.2016.17.11.4921
ISSN: 15137368 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.dums.ac.ir/id/eprint/478

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