Knowledge of Women about the Early Detection Methods of Cervical Cancer in Baghdad City
Keywords:Cervical Cancer, Knowledge Pap Smear and Women
Background: Cervical Cancer is considering a public health problem, leading cause of mortality and
morbidity among women.
Objective: To assess women’s knowledge regarding cervical cancer and. early detection methods
Methodology: A descriptive study was conducted, included (200) women from different levels of education
who work in the institute, from 5th November 2018 to 30 April 2019, by using interview technique and selfreporting technique . A non-probability (purposive) sample of (200) women. The questionnaire was used
for data collection. The validity was estimated through a penal of experts related to the field of study, and so
us the reliability was evaluated through a pilot study conduct included (10) women (except from the original
sample). Data is analyst through the implementation of descriptive and inferential statistical analysis.
Results: The results of this study show that the knowledge of the study sample was low regarding early
detection methods, prevention treatment and there was statistical significant relationship between level of
knowledge, and some variables
Recommendations: It was recommended that increase coverage in cervical screening programs from Iraq
ministry of health to encourage women in Iraq. In addition, training program should supply in educational
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