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Knowledge on cervical cancer among Indian women in the state of Gujarat



Sivasubramanian Nagooran1, Mahalakshmi Beeman1,*, Urviben Bharatbhai Patel1, Payalben Vaghela1, R Ambiha & Gnanadesigan Ekambaram2



1Nootan College of Nursing, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat - 384315, India; 2Department of Physiology, Nootan medical college and Research Centre, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat - 384315, India; Corresponding author*



Sivasubramanian Nagooran - E-mail: sn.fn@spu.ac.in

Mahalakshmi Beeman - E-mail: mb.fn@spu.ac.in

Urviben Bharatbhai Patel - E-mail: urvpatel50000@gmail.com

Payalben Vaghela - E-mail: ptvvaghela.fn@spu.ac.in

R Ambiha R- E-mail: ambiarul.@gmail.com

Gnanadesigan Ekambaram – E-mail: edesigan_phy@nootammedical.edu.in


Article Type

Research Article


Received October 1, 2023; Revised October 31, 2023; Accepted October 31, 2023, Published October 31, 2023



Women all around the world are affected by Cervical Cancer (CC). Nearly 5, 00,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer and more than 270,000 women die every year. Cervical Cancer is the second most typical form of Cancer in females worldwide. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of an awareness programme on knowledge and attitude regarding CC among women. Quasi experimental research design was selected to evaluate the effectiveness of an awareness programme. Non–probability convenient sampling method was used to select 60 women from setting. Self-prepared multiple choice questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge level of women and 5 point likert scale (uni-dimensional scale for collecting opinion) was used to assess the attitude level of women. The Results were discussed by using mean, SD, paired “t” test and chi-square test. Data were collected & gathered. Knowledge levels were 2.87±1.50 and attitude level was 6.37±13.35 reported in the control group. But the knowledge and attitude levels in the experimental group were respectively 9.73±2.60 and 12.87±14.72. It concluded that the CC awareness program was successful in changing women’s attitudes through knowledge.



Awareness, knowledge, attitude, cervical cancer (cc), women



Nagooran et al. Bioinformation 19(10): 999-1002 (2023)


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P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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