Cervical Cancer Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices: Educational Program Management for Female Workers at Port Said University

Mervat Caber Zagloul, Hanan Elzeblawy Hassan, Elsaida Gouda Naser


Background: Women of all races and ethnicities have the possibility of developing cervical cancer. Cervical cancer has continued to be а significant issue in public health worldwide. Aim: To assess the impact of а cervical cancer educational program on the awareness, attitude, and practice of working women at the University of Port Said. Subject & Methods; Design: Α quasi-experimental design. Setting: The study conducted at Port Said University faculties; Subjects: 260 working women at Port Said University, who accepted to participate in the study. Results: The mean age of the females surveyed was 37.22±11.00 years. There has been а general increase in the awareness, practice, and attitude of the studied women about cervical cancer during the different measurement periods compared with before the program; with а highly statistically significant difference at р-values <0.001. There was a positive highly statistical significant correlation (р<0.001) between total knowledge and attitude scores as well as total knowledge and practice scores at different times of assessment. Conclusion: The implementation of educational program led to significant improvements in women's knowledge, practices, and attitude. Recommendations: The study can be replicated on а larger sample in different settings. More rigorous researches are required to explore the long-term impact of these programs and to plan an individualized educational system in formulating their educational program.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.20849/ijsn.v5i3.776


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