Attitude and practice of cervical cancer screening among female health workers in university of PortHarcourt teaching hospital, Rivers State


Ehiemere I.O, Maureen Dike Frank and Robinson-Bassey G. C

The purpose of the study was to examine the attitude and practice of female health workers towards cervical cancer screening (CCS) in the university of Port Harcourt teaching hospital, Rivers state. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. A sample size of 352 was used for the study. A self structured questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. The reliability indices were established using Test-retest. The scores obtained were correlated using Pearson’s product-moment coefficient of correlation to obtain the reliability co-efficient (r) of 0.94 which was considered adequate. Data analysis was done using statistical soft ware package, for Social Sciences version 20.0. Descriptive statistics of percentages, mean, standard deviation and mean cut-off criterion of 2.5 as well as inferential statistics (chi-square and Analysis of variance) were used to analyze the data. Findings showed that the female health workers have negative attitude and poor practice of CCS. The p-value was greater than 0.05 in nine 9 out of 13 items, therefore the null hypothesis was accepted while the alternate hypothesis was rejected; we can conclude that there is no significant relationship between profession and attitude of female health workers towards the uptake of CCS.

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