Knowledge, attitude and perception on cervical cancer among female students in Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)

Kong, Sing Ling and Lai, Shu Xian and Mohd Ruduan, Mat Ghani and Muhammad Nur Hafiz, bin Azman (2011) Knowledge, attitude and perception on cervical cancer among female students in Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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This cross-sectional study aimed to assess knowledge, attitude and perception on HPV (Human papillomavirus), cervical cancer and their associations with socio-demographic characteristics among UNIMAS female students. Data were collected using questionnaires and the samples were selected by convenience. Analysis is done using SPSS 17.0 software. Fi e hundred respondents consented to participate in this study but only 418 completed it. Most of them were undergraduate (n=400, 95.7%), Malay (n=217, 51.9%), and Muslim (n=220, 52.6%) students. 101 (24.2%) of them were medical students while the remaining (n= 317, 76.8%) were non-medical students making the total of 418. Important findings in this study include poor knowledge on HPV and pap smear among female students in UNIMAS. Only 31 (7.4%) of the respondents have been vaccinated with HPV vaccine. Majority of the respondents (n=281, 95.9%) knew that HPV was transmitted sexually. There was no significant association between level of knowledge and races. However, Chinese respondents had a higher level of knowledge on HPV / cervical cancer probably due to the higher incidence rate of cervical cancer among Chinese women. Most of the respondents (0= 308, 73.7%) expressed their preference for a female doctor than a male doctor to perform pap smear on them. 316 or 80.6% ofthe respondents had poor knOWledge

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2011.
Uncontrolled Keywords: HPV (Human papillomavirus), cervical cancer, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2019 03:10
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2023 09:27

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