Knowledge on Prevention of Carcinoma Cervix among Women in the Reproductive Age Group at Kokilamedu Village, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

  • Vishal A.1, Udhaya Kumar G.1, Tamizhini T.1, Priyanka P.1, Ruksana Begam S.2
Keywords: Knowledge, prevention, carcinoma cervix, Reproductive age group women.

Abstract

The knowledge on prevention of Carcinoma Cervix among the reproductive age group women in Kokilamedu
village at Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India. The objectives were to assess the knowledge on
prevention of Carcinoma Cervix among women in Kokilamedu village at Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu
and to find out the association between the level of knowledge with demographic variables. The convenience
sampling was used to select 104 samples of reproductive age group women. The data collection tools were
validated and reliability was established. The data were collected by self administered questionnaire. The
collected data was tabulated and analyzed. Descriptive and inferential statistics method were used. The
study shows that 45% of the women had poor knowledge, 59% of the mothers had moderate knowledge
and non of the women had adequate knowledge regarding prevention of Carcinoma Cervix. There was no
significant association between the knowledge and the selected Demographic Variables.

Author Biography

Vishal A.1, Udhaya Kumar G.1, Tamizhini T.1, Priyanka P.1, Ruksana Begam S.2

1B.Sc. (Nursing) IVth Year Students, 2Guide M.Sc. (Nursing) Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and
Gynecological Nursing, Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education,
Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Tamilnadu, India

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
Vishal A.1, Udhaya Kumar G.1, Tamizhini T.1, Priyanka P.1, Ruksana Begam S.2. (2020). Knowledge on Prevention of Carcinoma Cervix among Women in the Reproductive Age Group at Kokilamedu Village, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 221-225. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1103