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Effects of peer health education on perception and practice of screening for cervical cancer among urban residential women in south-east Nigeria: a before and after study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Women's Health, June 2017
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Title
Effects of peer health education on perception and practice of screening for cervical cancer among urban residential women in south-east Nigeria: a before and after study
Published in
BMC Women's Health, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12905-017-0399-6
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Authors

Chinyere Mbachu, Cyril Dim, Uche Ezeoke

Abstract

Effective female education on cervical cancer prevention has been shown to increase awareness and uptake of screening. However, sustaining increase in uptake poses a challenge to control efforts. Peer health education has been used as an effective tool for ensuring sustained behavior change. This study was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of peer health education on perception, willingness to screen and uptake of cervical cancer screening by women. A before and after intervention study was undertaken in 2 urban cities in Enugu state, Nigeria among women of reproductive age attending women's meeting in Anglican churches. Multistage sampling was used to select 300 women. Peer health education was provided once monthly for 3 consecutive sessions over a period of 3 months. Data was collected at baseline and after the intervention using pre-tested questionnaires. Descriptive statistics and tests of significance of observed differences and associations were done at p-value of <0.05. Statistical significant difference was observed in participants' individual risk perception for cervical cancer and perception of benefits of early detection through screening. Practice of screening for cervical cancer increased by 6.8% and the observed difference was statistically significant (p = 0.02). This was significantly associated with marital status, level of education, employment status and parity (p < 0.05). Peer health education is an effective strategy for increasing women's perception of benefits of early detection of cervical cancer through screening. It is also effective for increasing their practice of screening for cervical cancer.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 191 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 40 21%
Researcher 21 11%
Student > Bachelor 16 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 8%
Student > Postgraduate 14 7%
Other 37 19%
Unknown 47 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 49 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 48 25%
Social Sciences 12 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 3%
Psychology 5 3%
Other 15 8%
Unknown 57 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 June 2017.
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#10,628,712
of 16,669,654 outputs
Outputs from BMC Women's Health
#772
of 1,077 outputs
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#159,309
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#1
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