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Opinions of the urban women on pap test: evidence from Bangladesh

Mustari, Sohela and Hossain, Belal and Mohamad Diah, Nurazzura and Kar, Susmita (2019) Opinions of the urban women on pap test: evidence from Bangladesh. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 20 (6). pp. 1613-1620. ISSN 1513-7368 E-ISSN 2476-762X

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Abstract

Each year, many countries from developed world publishes reports on early cancer detection; which is absolutely absent in most developing countries like Bangladesh.Very limited evidence is found on the role and acceptance of Pap test among the women of Bangladesh in determining cervical cancer. More research and updates are needed relating Pap test in early detection of cervical cancer. Thus the purpose of this study is set to assess the opinions of Bangladeshiurban womentowardsthe Pap test. A questionnaire-based survey of 400 Bangladeshi urban women was evaluated by on their socio-demographic characteristics, knowledgeand attitudes towards Pap testing. In general, the findings reveal that respondents havea good understanding of thepurpose of Pap test screening with 3.92 (Mean score). With 3.54 Mean score,the respondents believed that Pap tests are recommended to women who are married and with 3.45 mean score women believed that Pap tests arerecommended only to those who have children. Generally, respondents possess good knowledge of Pap test and its purpose. These findings can be used in identifying prospect cervical cancer screening significance populations and trend for future intrusion

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2612/72845
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban women- health- cervical cancer- Pap test- Bangladesh
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1001 Social psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1176 Social influence. Social pressure
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM621 Culture
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM711 Groups and organizations
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM831 Social change
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA644.3 Public Health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine - Chronic and Noninfectious Diseases and Public Health
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Depositing User: DR NURAZZURA MOHAMAD DIAH
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2019 10:58
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 10:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72845

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