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Knowledge and attitude to cervical cancer screening among women in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15512300     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Five hundred women were studied to determine their knowledge of cervical cancer. Less than 10% of the women were aware of the disease or its symptoms. Even fewer were aware of cytological screening, the good results obtained in the premalignant stage and early invasive stages of the disease. Simple explanation showed a good recall at 4-6 weeks. At that time women would accept screening and understood its importance. This study shows clearly that education must precede a screening programme if it is to succeed.
Authors:
B M Audu; A U El-Nafaty; M Khalil; J A Otubu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-29     Completed Date:  2005-04-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.
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