Relationship between Level of Knowledge of Childbearing Age Women About Cervical Cancer and Behavior of Preventing Cervical Cancer in Mayamuk District, Sorong Regency

Authors

  • Sunaeni, S.ST, M.Keb

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1494

Keywords:

Knowledge of women of childbearing age, cervical cancer, prevention behavior

Abstract

Cervical cancer is the second highest cancer prevalence in women in the world. Cervical cancer usually

occurs among women aged 30-50 years. In Indonesia, an estimated 40,000 new cases of cervical cancer each

year. Women with cervical cancer mostly late for medical management because lack of knowledge about

cervical cancer that resulted in late medical examination.

The research design used was correlational analytic with cross sectional approach. The population was

women of childbearing age from 20-35 years old in Mayamuk District, Sorong Regency with a total of 66

respondents who were taken by using total sampling. Data collection instruments used were questionnaires.

The data analysis used was Chi Square test with 5% level of significance.

From the research results it is obtained that 41% (27 respondents) have insufficient knowledge, and 55% (36

respondents) have negative behavior. From the analysis with Chi Square test with 5% level of significance

it was obtained that the count X2 (20.602)> X2 table (5.99), meaning that there is a relationship between the

knowledge of women of childbearing age about cervical cancer with the behavior of preventing cervical

cancer in the Mayamuk District, Sorong Regency.

It is expected that health workers will further enhance the provision of counseling to the community

and optimize prevention programs against cervical cancer and the community can further enhance their

knowledge of early prevention of cervical cancer especially women in childbearing age.

Author Biography

Sunaeni, S.ST, M.Keb

Lecturer of Politeknik Kesehatan Kemenkes Sorong

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Sunaeni, S.ST, M.Keb. (2020). Relationship between Level of Knowledge of Childbearing Age Women About Cervical Cancer and Behavior of Preventing Cervical Cancer in Mayamuk District, Sorong Regency. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 770-774. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1494