Prevalence of Positive Visual Inspection Acetic Acid Aplication (VIA) and its Association with Cervical Cancer Risk Factors among Women Visiting Kramat Jati Community Health Center Over a Three-day Screening in December 2011

Andy T.S. Ong, Padma R. Kumar, K. S. Yap, Kavitha Arumugam, Reyhan Anandita, Everine Mulyanti, Fitri Rahardja, Ali Sungkar, Sigit Purbadi

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Abstract

Objective: To obtain the latest data on the prevalence of positive Visual Inspection Acetik Acid Application (VIA) in Kramat Jati area and to identify the association of cervical cancer risk factors with the VIA outcome.Method: A cross sectional study was conducted on 13th, 15th and 20th of December 2011 at Community Health Center, Kramat Jati, Jakarta. Participants (n=69) were recruited using convenience sampling and consented to participate in this study. VIA screening was performed according to standardized procedure. Baseline form consisting of demographic data and cervical cancer risk factors were distributed to participants prior to VIA screening.Result: Positive VIA results were found in 10.14 percent of the participants (n=69). Having multiple sexual partners was the only risk factor significantly associated with positive VIA outcome (p <0.001).Conclusion: The prevalence of positive VIA in our study was comparatively higher than several previous studies conducted in Indonesia. Having multiple partners was the only risk factor highly associated with VIA outcome. Educational programs focusing on eradicating preventable risk factors and instilling awareness towards cervical cancer should be carried out to promote early screening and detection of cervical cancer and reduce the mortality and morbidity associated with the disease.[Indones J Obstet Gynecol 2011; 35-4:208-13]Keywords: cervical cancer, Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid Aplication (VIA), risk factors, multiple sexual partners
Original languageEnglish
JournalIndonesian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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