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Self-Knowledge among Women with Cervical Cancer

1Maternal and Newborn Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Beni-Suef University, Egypt

2Maternity & Neonatal Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Cairo University, Egypt

3Obstetrics and Women Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Benha University, Egypt


Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment. 2021, Vol. 9 No. 1, 12-21
DOI: 10.12691/jcrt-9-1-2
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Hagar Kamal, Ragaa Ali, Soad Abd El Salam, Hanan Elzeblawy Hassan. Self-Knowledge among Women with Cervical Cancer. Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment. 2021; 9(1):12-21. doi: 10.12691/jcrt-9-1-2.

Correspondence to: Hanan  Elzeblawy Hassan, Maternal and Newborn Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Beni-Suef University, Egypt. Email: nona_nano_1712@yahoo.com

Abstract

Background: Cervical cancer is the 4th most frequent cancer in women. Aim: The present study aimed to assess self-knowledge among women with cervical cancer. Methods; Design: A descriptive research design was used. Setting: out-patient clinic in the oncology unit at Beni-Suef University Hospital. Subjects: A purposive sample of 70 women. Tools: Data was collected through a structured interviewing questionnaire sheet and a scoring system for women’s knowledge about cervical cancer. Results: The results of the study revealed that there was a statistically significant difference in the women's knowledge about cervical cancer, and socio-demographic characteristics. Conclusion: The study concluded that socio-demographic characteristics of women could affect their knowledge level regarding cervical cancer. Recommendations: Implement an educational program and disseminate information that focuses on educating women about cervical cancer risks, prevention, and early detection to enhance uptake of cervical cancer.

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