|Title:||Knowledge, attitude and practices regarding cervical cancer and screening among women visiting primary health care in Qatar|
|Authors:||Al Meer, F.M.|
Al Khalaf, J.
Al Kuwari, M.G.
|Abstract:||There are no data on the knowledge, attitude and practices of Qatari women about this cancer. Therefore this cross-sectional interview-based study was conducted in 2008 among 500 women at 5 randomly selected primary health care centres in Qatar to determine their knowledge, attitude and practices regarding cervical cancer and screening. Just over 85% had heard of cervical cancer and 76% had heard about the Pap smear. Knowledge of cervical cancer was significantly greater among women aged 30-49 years, and those employed, married for > 15 years, with a university degree, or who had had 4 births or 3 miscarriages. Almost 40% had had a Pap smear test at least once and 85.5% of the rest would have a test if they were told that the procedure was painless and simple. Over half wanted the test to be done in the well-woman clinic at the primary health care centre. Knowledge and practice was inadequate among those under 30 years old, those recently married and those with a lower education level|
|Keywords:||Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice|
Primary Health Care
|Subject:||Uterine Cervical Neoplasms|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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