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RESEARCH ARTICLE

A descriptive study to assess the level of knowledge on cervical cancer among women admitted in St. Antony's hospital, Madhavaram, Tamil Nadu.

Dr. S. Anitha

Keywords : Knowledge, Cervical Cancer

Citation Information : Anitha DS. A descriptive study to assess the level of knowledge on cervical cancer among women admitted in St. Antony's hospital, Madhavaram, Tamil Nadu.. 2017; 10 (3):25-26.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-10-3-25

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge on cervical cancer among women with 30 years of age and above. Methods: The quantitative approach is used in this study. The research design selected for this study was descriptive research design. The study was conducted in St. Antony\'s Hospital, Madhavaram. The sample size was 30. Simple random sampling technique was used to select the samples for this study. Results: The findings of the study concludes that only 13.3% of samples had adequate knowledge about cervical cancer and there is a strong need for health awareness program to reduce the occurrence of cervical cancer in future.


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