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

Author: José Núñez-Troconis

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Investigación Clínica ISSN: 0535-5133 riclinicas@gmail.com 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: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=372937672006 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 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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