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Knowledge, Attitude and Response to Cervical Cancer Screening among Market Women in Ile-Ife

dc.contributor.authorAmusan, Abiodun Omoniyi
dc.contributor.otherOnwudiegwu, U.
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-14T11:35:44Z
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-27T10:25:48Z
dc.date.available2015-04-14T11:35:44Z
dc.date.available2018-10-27T10:25:48Z
dc.date.issued2015-04-14
dc.identifier.urihttp://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/101
dc.description.abstractThis study was conducted to assess the baseline knowledge of market women about cervical cancer, design and implement a health education intervention programme on the basis of baseline findings and thereafter examine the impact of the intervention on respondents' knowledge. The study employed an intervention design with a need to improving uptake of cervical cancer screening in the study population. A total of 840 women were surveyed at baseline and at post-intervention phases in three selected intervention markets in Ile-Ife. Strategies implemented in the intervention phases included open market campaigns, drama, musical entertainment, pamphlets distribution and television programmes. Baseline and follow-up data from independent cross-sectional samples in both pre and post-intervention phases were used to evaluate the effect of the intervention programmes after a period of five months. Data were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistical methods of analysis (Chi-square). Statistical significance was accepted at 5% level. The results showed that awareness level about cervical cancer increased from 12.5% at baseline to 29.5% (x2 = 42.979, P<0.05), with the main source of information being market campaigns. However, in spite of the tremendous increase in awareness about Pap's smear screening from 5.7 to 90.5% (x2=589.4, P<0.05), no improvement was noticed in their screening practice, which only increased from 1 to 2.4%. The main reason given for non participation in the screening programme was "lack of time" (71.5%), non-awareness (9.5%), good health (4.5% not interested (4.3%), not taken serious (3.8%), no reason (3.1 %), was away (2.9%), fear (0.2%) and cost (0.2%). The study concluded that although intervention increased the awareness level of cervical cancer significantly among the study population, screening practice remained poor.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMarket womenen_US
dc.subjectCervical canceren_US
dc.subjectHealth education intervention programmeen_US
dc.titleKnowledge, Attitude and Response to Cervical Cancer Screening among Market Women in Ile-Ifeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.coverage.geographicalNigeriaen_US
dc.degree.awardMaster of Public Healthen_US
dc.departmentCommunity Healthen_US
dc.facultiesClinical Sciencesen_US
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dc.pages.totalpages72en_US


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