Effect of Previous Information on Cervical Cancer on Perception and Acceptability of Pap Smear Screening among Female Health Workers in Selected Departments of General Hospital, Idanre, Ondo State, Nigeria


Authors : Mary Idowu Edward; Folake Beatrice Adumaza; Helen Oluwatoyin Adebada; Esther Omoyemi Bejide

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 7 - July

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7027236

Abstract : Early detection and prompt treatment of cancer and pre-cancerous conditions provide the best possible protection against cancer. The study was conducted to assess the effect of previous information on cervical cancer perception and acceptability of pap smear screeningamong female health workers in selected departments of General Hospital, Idanre, Ondo state. A descriptive cross-sectional research design was used for the study. A simple random sampling technique was used to select hundred (100) respondents out of all the health workers in the hospital. A self-designed questionnaire was used to elicit information from respondents. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software version 25. at 0.05 level of significance. Descriptive data were summarized using frequencies and percentages while Chisquare analysis was used to test the relationship between knowledge, socio demographic characteristics and acceptance of Pap smear. Findings revealed that the respondents have good knowledge about cervical cancer

Keywords : Perception, Acceptability, Pap smear screening, Female healthcare workers.

Early detection and prompt treatment of cancer and pre-cancerous conditions provide the best possible protection against cancer. The study was conducted to assess the effect of previous information on cervical cancer perception and acceptability of pap smear screeningamong female health workers in selected departments of General Hospital, Idanre, Ondo state. A descriptive cross-sectional research design was used for the study. A simple random sampling technique was used to select hundred (100) respondents out of all the health workers in the hospital. A self-designed questionnaire was used to elicit information from respondents. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software version 25. at 0.05 level of significance. Descriptive data were summarized using frequencies and percentages while Chisquare analysis was used to test the relationship between knowledge, socio demographic characteristics and acceptance of Pap smear. Findings revealed that the respondents have good knowledge about cervical cancer

Keywords : Perception, Acceptability, Pap smear screening, Female healthcare workers.

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