An Assessment of Awareness, Barriers in Perception of Cervical Cancer and Effect Estimation of Educational Intervention Programme in Females

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An Assessment of Awareness, Barriers in Perception of Cervical Cancer and Effect Estimation of Educational Intervention Programme in Females

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Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Life-Sciences Scientific Research
Publisher
Marwah Infotech
Publication Date
Nov 17, 2017
Volume
3
Issue
6
Pages
1516–1521
Identifiers
DOI: 10.21276/ijlssr.2017.3.6.15
Source
MyScienceWork
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Green

Abstract

Background: Women of all races and ethnicities are at risk of cervical cancer. India, around 0.95 million new cases are detected yearly with high burden of 0.63 million. India bears about one fifth of the world's burden of cervical cancer. Although fatality is high but cancers are largely preventable by effective screening programmes. Design: The present quasi-experimental study was conducted among female students studying in degree colleges from Feb. 2013 to Sept. 2013. Intervention: Educational intervention was conducted through sessions of participatory learning approach which included lectures using power-point, chalk and talk and question-answers method. Data was collected twice by administering predesigned questionnaire and conducting focus group discussion.

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