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Jesvy Velásquez ; Raimy Mindiola ; David Munroe ;Investigación Clínica 2008, 49 3

Author: José Núñez-Troconis



Investigación Clínica ISSN: 0535-5133 Universidad del Zulia Venezuela Núñez-Troconis, José; Velásquez, Jesvy; Mindiola, Raimy; Munroe, David Educational level and cervical cancerscreening programs in a Venezuelan urban area. Investigación Clínica, vol.
49, núm.
3, 2008, pp.
331-239 Universidad del Zulia Maracaibo, Venezuela Available in: How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in 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 49(3): 331 - 339, 2008 Educational level and cervical cancer screening programs in a Venezuelan urban area. José Núñez-Troconis1, Jesvy Velásquez2, Raimy Mindiola2 and David Munroe3 Manuel Noriega Trigo Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Regional Laboratory of Virological Reference, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zulia. Maracaibo, Venezuela; 3Laboratory of Molecular Technology, SAIC-Frederick, Inc. National Cancer Institute at Frederick, Frederick, USA. 1 2 Key words: Pap smear, educational level, cervical cancer screening program, Venezuela. Abstract.
The purpose of this study was to investigate, in a group of Venezuelan women, the knowledge and understanding of the purpose of the Pap smear and the correlation of this knowledge with their educational level. Women were recruited for a cervical cancer screening program and answered a questionnaire concerning what a Pap smear is used for.
Three hundred one women were included in the study.
Two hundred eighty six women (95%) answered that they knew about Pap smear.
Two hundred sixty eight patients (89%) knew that the Pap smear is used for cervical cancer screening.
One hundred sixteen women (38.5%) had a low educational level.
One hundred and four of them (89.7%) knew that Pap smear ...

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