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Awareness programme on attitude regarding prevention of cervical cancer among the women from rural areas of Thane District

Author : Aparna B. Sankhe

Introduction Globally cervical cancer is one of the most common cancer among women (WHO 2008). As per National Cancer Registry, crude incidence and Mortality rate due to cervical cancer in India is 134 per 1000 and 74 per 1000 women respectively. Hence to assess the effectiveness of awareness of cervical cancer among women, data were collected from rural community in Thane District. Objectives: To assess the attitude in relation to prevention of cervical cancer among the women from rural areas of Thane District, To assess the effectiveness of awareness programme on attitude towards prevention of cervical cancer among the women from rural areas. Material and Methods- A total of 1000 married women aged from 25 to 60 years and were selected using purpose sampling. Result - Attitude level regarding prevention of cervical cancer among women before awareness programme mean attitude were negative (47.11) S.D.(6.87) with compare to after awareness programme it was positive mean 91.62, S.D. 4.23 and calculated Z-Value was 27.41 at 0.00. There was significant difference in the mean of pre test attitude score among the women after administration of awareness programme in relation to prevention of cervical cancer. Conclusion- It shows there is need to spread awareness among the women from rural area in relation to prevention of cervical cancer.


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