Knowledge, attitude and practices of cervical cancer screeening among women above 30 years attending Ishaka Adventist hospital

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Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
The study was aimed at assessing knowledge, attitude and practices of cervical cancer screening among women above 30years attending Ishaka Adventist hospital, Ishaka municipality, Bushenyi district. The objectives of the study were to determine the awareness, attitude and practices of women above the age of 30years towards cervical cancer screening services. The review of the related literature to the study was drafted following specific objectives. The study used both qualitative and quantitative methods during the process of data collection. A cross sectional survey was also used. A sample of 30 women was considered attending Ishaka Adventist hospital and was randomly selected. These respondents were purposively selected. Different data collection instruments were used like questionnaires and interviews. Data was then analyzed using Microsoft-Excel and presented in terms of tables and figures. The study findings were got using questionnaires and were discussed in chapter five. Therefore, from the findings of the study it was concluded that: poor attitude is still high, particularly among women of age 30 years and above, lack of knowledge and information about cervical cancer screening was also seen as a major problem. The recommendation is that screening of cervical cancer should be encouraged and performed to identify women at risk so that proper interventions can be taken in the management by following the available guidelines. Success rate of cervical cancer screening should be monitored regularly. A large study should be undertaken to determine the extent at which cervical cancer is prevalent in the all district and speculate proper measures on how it can be managed and prevented.
A research report submitted to Uganda Nurses’ and Midwives’ Examination Board in partial fulfilment for the award of the Diploma in Nursing Science at Kampala International University.
Cervical cancer screening, Knowledge, attitude and practices of women above 30 years, Ishaka Adventist hospital