IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 7, July 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. Diptendu Chatterjee, Prof. Arup Ratan Bandyopadhyay
An attempt has been made to study the correlates of knowledge of cervical cancer in a working women group. The survey undertaken is a part of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice study prior to initiation of cytological screening. Subjects for the present analysis consisted of a group of women who had never reported previous gynecological problems related to cervical cancer. The study brought out that younger women had better awareness and knowledge about cervical cancer and related information. Literacy status for education and exposure to family planning was influential in creating awareness about cervical cancer. Lastly, the earlier episodes of gynecological problems, and treatment seeking behavior lead to higher awareness (efforts may be made to innovate ways to reach older and illiterate women at risk of cervical cancer for better awareness in the group).