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Elisabetta Tulliani ; María Gabriela Martínez ; Ninorka Fernández ;Investigación Clínica 2013, 54 1

Autor: José Núñez-Troconis

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=372937691003


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Investigación Clínica ISSN: 0535-5133 riclinicas@gmail.com Universidad del Zulia Venezuela Núñez-Troconis, José; Tulliani, Elisabetta; Martínez, María Gabriela; Fernández, Ninorka Knowledge and attitudes as predictors of cervical cancer screening among women in a Venezuelan urban area. Investigación Clínica, vol.
54, núm.
1, enero-marzo, 2013, pp.
20-33 Universidad del Zulia Maracaibo, Venezuela Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=372937691003 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Invest Clin 54(1): 20 - 33, 2013 Knowledge and attitudes as predictors of cervical cancer screening among women in a Venezuelan urban area. José Núñez-Troconis1,2, Elisabetta Tulliani1, María Gabriela Martínez1 y Ninorka Fernández1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Manuel Noriega Trigo Hospital. Maracaibo, Venezuela. 2Faculty of Medicine, University of Zulia.
Maracaibo, Venezuela. 1 Keywords: Pap smear, cervical cancer screening, educational level, knowledge, attitudes. Abstract.
The purpose of this research was to investigate how the knowledge and attitudes have influence in Cervical Cancer (CC) screening among Venezuelan women, by realizing a cross-sectional descriptive study based on a structured non disguised questionnaire with closed ended questions: yes-no questions and multiple choices.
The survey was performed on 691 volunteers, of which 595 were analyzed.
Each patient was asked to fill in the questionnaire.
Four hundred ninety three of 522 (94.4%) answered that they knew that Pap smear is for screening CC.
Knowledge of Pap smear was statistically significant when it was compared to high educational level (p 0.0001) although 185 (76%) of 244 low educational level interviewees answered that th...





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