Overview knowledge of reproductive aged women of the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer at Cakung sub-district community health centre in 2015

Irvin R.H. Sitompul, Putu A. Yoga, Regina T. Rosa, Selvi N. Shahab, Vizzi A.F. Nasution, Muhammad Reza, Kartiwa H. Nuryanto

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Abstract

Introduction: Prevention and early detection of cervical cancer as the second most common cancer in reproductive aged women are important because it is asymptomatic in early stage. The goal of this research is to know if reproductive aged women have already known about prevention and early detection of cervical cancer. Method: This descriptive research was conducted at Cakung Sub-district Community Health Centre in October 2015. We did consecutive interview to 97 women in age 18–45 years old. We made and validated the questionnaire using Pearson bivariate correlation analysis to 30 samples. Invalid questions (p ≥ 0, 005) were excluded. Knowledge about cervical cancer in general and its prevention using Human Papillomavirus vaccine was considered good if there were at least 3 correct answers, while knowledge about its early detection was considered good if there were at least 4 correct answers. Result: Among 97 reproductive aged women, there were just 38 respondents (39.2%) having good knowledge about cervical cancer, meanwhile 23 respondents (23.7%) and 8 respondents (8.2%) have good knowledge about early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. Conclusion: Knowledge of reproductive aged women about early detection and prevention of cervical cancer was still low. The vaccine was the least known.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6984-6986
Number of pages3
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Volume23
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
  • Pap Smear
  • Reproductive Aged Women
  • Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid

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