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|Knowledge, attitude and practice on cervical cancer and screening among first year female nursing students of Kampala International University
Cervical cancer screening
Kampala International University
|Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
|Cancer cases have increased over the years especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, maybe because of a rise in incidence or improvement in diagnosis. Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women in Uganda and these deaths have been projected to keep on increasing. Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a common sexually-transmitted infection and the primary underlying cause of cervical cancer. There are risk factors associated to HPV transmission and Ca. cancer of which, good knowledge about them will go a long way in the Ca. cervix fight. This descriptive, questionnaire-based, involving 196 participants, was assessing the Knowledge, attitudes and practices among first year female nursing students of KIU-WC about cervical cancer and screening. Despite impressive knowledge and attitudes with 100% being aware of Ca. cervix screening and what it entailed (77.55%), 88.78% stating Ca. cervix as to be among the most common female cancer next to breast (55.10%), and 72.45% acknowledging they were at risk, the practice was very low since only 51% of them had screened and only 31% had been vaccinated. This necessitates timely and appropriate interventions.
|A research report submitted to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery of Kampala International University
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