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MEDICAL SCIENCES 2017, 27(4): 294-300 Back to browse issues page
Knowledge about Pap smear test, cervical cancer and human papilloma virus among women referred to Gynecology Clinic of Tonekabon Shahid Rajaei Hospital in 2016
Vida Shafti *1, Mahdieh Galandari 2
1- Assistant Professor Gynecologist, Tonekabon Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon, Iran , Vshafti1@gmail.com
2- Medical Student, Tonekabon Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon, Iran
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Background: Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is known as one of the predominant causes of cervical cancer. Current paper aimed to evaluate level of awareness about these problems.
Materials and methods: In this cross-sectional descriptive study, 426 women referred to Gynecology Clinic of Tonekabon Shahid Rajaei Hospital, Mazandaran in 2016 were studied. The Sampling method was convenient. Data collection instrument was a questionnaire which was made by the researcher. Statistical software SPSS.22 and Chi-square were used to analyze collected data.
Results: 141 patients (34%) had done the Pap smear test .186 patients (44%) had good knowledge about cervical cancer and only 129 (30%) had poor knowledge about cancer. Subjects had low mean of awareness about the HPV. There was no significant relationship between age and place of residence and awareness of the HPV. However, there was a significant relationship between the level of education, occupation, marital status and awareness of this virus (P<0.05).
Conclusion: In this study, it was found that the level of women's awareness of cervical cancer and Pap smear test are in the relatively good condition. Also, almost 40% of women had done Pap smear tests. But, women's awareness about the HPV was very limited and incomplete. Therefore, informing and proper training seems necessary.
Keywords: Cervical cancer, Pap smear, Human papilloma virus
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Type of Study: Survey/Cross Sectional/Descriptive | Subject: Gynecology
Received: 2017/03/7 | Accepted: 2017/06/18 | Published: 2017/12/23
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Shafti V, Galandari M. Knowledge about Pap smear test, cervical cancer and human papilloma virus among women referred to Gynecology Clinic of Tonekabon Shahid Rajaei Hospital in 2016. MEDICAL SCIENCES. 2017; 27 (4) :294-300
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Volume 27, Issue 4 (winter 2017) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
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