International Journal of Advanced Science and Research

International Journal of Advanced Science and Research


International Journal of Advanced Science and Research
International Journal of Advanced Science and Research
Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2018)

A study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding the regular pap smear examination among women between 35-55 Years of age groups in selected areas of Vidarbha Region


Jasmi Manu

Aim of the study: To assess the knowledge and attitude regarding the regular pap smear examination among women between 35-55 years of age groups Objectives of the study
  • To assess the knowledge of the women regarding regular pap smear examination
  • To assess the attitude of the women about regular pap smear examination.
  • To find out the association between the knowledge with selected demographical variables
  • To find out the association between attitude with selected demographic variables
  • To find out the correlation between knowledge and attitude of the women about regular pap smear examination.
Method: In this research Study, the research approach adopted was quantitative cross sectional survey approach and the research design was simple descriptive correlative design. Setting of the study was selected places at Vidarbha Region, Maharashtra and the population was Women (35-55age groups) from Vidarbha region. The sample size were 150 women between the age groups of 35-55, selected by non-probability convenient sampling technique. Consent was taken from the sample before data collection. Demographic data were collected by structured questionnaire. The closed ended questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge of women regarding regular pap smear examination. 5-point ended Likert type attitude scale by Interview technique was used to assess the attitude of women. Results: distribution of women knowledge regarding regular pap smear examination Majority (48.5%) of samples were had excellent level of knowledge, where 26.5% had good level of knowledge, 47%% of sample were having very good attitude score, 26.5% having good attitude score and 1.5% having average of attitude. Conclusion there was no correlation between knowledge and attitude score among women regarding regular pap smear examination.
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