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Knowledge, attitudes, and practices toward cervical cancer prevention among women in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Cancer, March 2018
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Knowledge, attitudes, and practices toward cervical cancer prevention among women in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia
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BMC Cancer, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12885-018-4198-8
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Sothy Touch, Jin-Kyoung Oh


There is little information concerning the preventive behaviors against cervical cancer among women in Cambodia, a country without organized cervical cancer screening programs and national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination policies. We aimed to examine the cervical cancer knowledge, attitudes, and practices as well as cervical cancer prevention methods among Cambodian women. A community-based cross-sectional survey on cervical cancer prevention was conducted. We conducted a face-to-face interview survey for women aged 20-69 years who lived in Kampong Speu Province. The data collection was conducted by a nurse and a trained health worker using a structured questionnaire from January 8 to February 19, 2016. The questionnaire comprised 46 questions on demographic and reproductive characteristics, knowledge of cervical cancer, related risk factors and preventive methods, and attitudes toward and practices of Pap test and HPV vaccination. A logistic regression analysis was used to evaluate the relationship between preventive behaviors against cervical cancer and related factors such as age, education, income, and knowledge of cervical cancer. Among the 440 respondents, 74 and 34% of women had heard about cervical cancer and the Papanicolaou (Pap) Smear test, respectively, and 7% of women had ever been screened by a Pap test. The participants showed high willingness to undergo a Pap test (74%). Furthermore, 35% of women were aware that cervical cancer is preventable by vaccination and 62% of women were willing to get the HPV vaccine, but only 1% of women had been vaccinated against HPV. Women of a younger age (odds ratio: 76.7; 95% confidence interval: 19.2-306.5 among women aged 20-29 years compared to 60-69 years, P-for-trend< 0.0001) and those who were married (odds ratio: 2.8; 95% confidence interval: 1.3-6.3) were more likely to be willing to receive the vaccination. Women in the Kampong Speu province of Cambodia had a low awareness of cervical cancer screening and rarely practiced cervical cancer screening. However, the willingness to get Pap test and HPV vaccination is high.

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Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 48 21%
Student > Master 27 12%
Student > Postgraduate 17 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 7%
Researcher 13 6%
Other 43 19%
Unknown 61 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 69 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 52 23%
Social Sciences 7 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 3%
Unspecified 4 2%
Other 20 9%
Unknown 67 30%

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