International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2018, Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part B
Prevalence & predictors of awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention among women in north Delhi
Author(s): Dr. Sonal Prasad, Dr. Ritu Khatuja and Dr. Prachi Renjhen
Abstract: Cervical carcinoma is the only preventable cancer but still ranks as the second most common cancer in the reproductive age group, A study was undertaken to know the prevalence and predictors of awareness cervical cancer and its screening among women residing in north Delhi. A cross sectional prospective study was carried out in randomly selected 401 women, attending tertiary care hospital in north Delhi, over three months. Structured questionnaire was used to collect the data. Only 31.92% of women had heard about cervical cancer and 20%of these were aware that cervical cancer was preventable. 8.5% had heard about pap smear and 1.5% had heard about HPV vaccine. Age and working status were positive determinants for awareness about cervical cancer. Age and Education status were considered as positive determinant for awareness of prevention of cervical cancer. There is still a need to educate and motivate women about cervical cancer and its prevention.
Dr. Sonal Prasad, Dr. Ritu Khatuja, Dr. Prachi Renjhen. Prevalence & predictors of awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention among women in north Delhi. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2018;2(6):91-94. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2018.v2.i6b.164