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A study of knowledge, attitude, and practice of cervical screening among female primary care physicians in the United Arab Emirates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15487484     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cancer is the third leading cause of death In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is situated in the Arabian Gulf. A national programme for cervical cancer screening is likely to be implemented in the future. In this study, we assessed the knowledge, attitude, and practice of UAE female primary care physicians of cervical screening through a self-administered questionnaire. Of the 98 physicians who participated in the study only 40% reported ever having performed a Pap smear. In the study, we identified various training needs, and a training programme on cervical screening currently is being developed based on the results of this study.
Authors:
Padmanabhan Badrinath; Saad Ghazal-Aswad; Nawal Osman; Eman Deemas; Shirley McIlvenny
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health care for women international     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0739-9332     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Care Women Int     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-18     Completed Date:  2004-11-16     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411543     Medline TA:  Health Care Women Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  663-70     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Southend on Sea Primary Care Trust, Southend, Essex, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Attitude to Health
Cross-Sectional Studies
Cultural Characteristics
Family Practice / statistics & numerical data*
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Humans
Physicians, Women / statistics & numerical data*
Questionnaires
United Arab Emirates
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / diagnosis,  prevention & control*
Vaginal Smears / utilization*

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