Cervical cancer related knowledge, attitude and behaviour among women in Makasar district primary health care centre in 2018

Hariyono Winarto, B. Skolastika Mitzy, Aji Budi Widodo, Aan Kurniawan, Yudi Reza Phallaphi

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Abstract

Introduction: Cervical cancer is the 4th most prevalent cancer in women worldwide. Mortalities and morbidities are still increasing despite its preventability. The knowledge, attitude and behaviour of women in fighting cervical cancer are very important. Objective: This study aims to record knowledge, attitude, and behaviour of women in reproductive age regarding cervical cancer at Makasar District Primary Health Care Centre, East Jakarta in 2018 Material and Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted. Knowledge, attitude, and behaviour of cervical cancer were obtained using an assisted interview and recorded. The receipt of services towards cervical cancer prevention is referred to be favourable and unfavourable Results: Of the total 105 samples, the mean age was 30 years and mostly graduated from Junior High School (66.7%). More than half (59%) participants had poor knowledge about cervical cancer, but 89% of the participants had favourable attitude in receipt of services towards cervical cancer prevention. Despite the poor knowledge, 21.9% of the participants had been screened before. Conclusion: The knowledge and behaviour towards cervical cancer among women in Makasar Primary Health Care Centre are still inadequate but have favourable attitude.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-341
Number of pages5
JournalOpen Public Health Journal
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Attitude
  • Behaviour
  • Cervical cancer
  • Knowledge
  • Prevention
  • Therapeutic measures

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