Raising Awareness and Free Screening Improves Cervical Cancer Screening Among Economically Disadvantaged Lebanese/Armenian Women

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155507
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Presentation
Title:
Raising Awareness and Free Screening Improves Cervical Cancer Screening Among Economically Disadvantaged Lebanese/Armenian Women
Abstract:
Raising Awareness and Free Screening Improves Cervical Cancer Screening Among Economically Disadvantaged Lebanese/Armenian Women
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Arevian, Mary, MPH, RN, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:School of Nursing, American University of Beirut
Title:Assistant professor
Co-Authors:Samar Noureddine, PhD, RN
Background: Early detection of cervical cancer through screening is known to reduce morbidity and mortality significantly. It is important that women appreciate the benefits of cervical screening so they practice it regularly. Aim: To examine the impact of an intervention program on knowledge, attitude and practice of cervical screening in a population of Lebanese/Armenian women. Design: Cross sectional quasi experimental post test survey, following a year long intervention program. Sample: One hundred and seventy six women. Intervention: Educational classes, media messages and free screening. Instrument: Self -administered questionnaire. Results: Knowledge of women with intervention was higher than those without (p < 0.05). Practice rate increased, though not significantly, between the intervention and comparison groups. No difference in attitude was noted. Conclusion: The findings were encouraging as a first step. The educational program and the free screening should continue for poor women. Further research is needed to explore the attitudes hindering practice of cervical screening to develop appropriate interventions.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRaising Awareness and Free Screening Improves Cervical Cancer Screening Among Economically Disadvantaged Lebanese/Armenian Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155507-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Raising Awareness and Free Screening Improves Cervical Cancer Screening Among Economically Disadvantaged Lebanese/Armenian Women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Arevian, Mary, MPH, RN, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, American University of Beirut</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mb00@aub.edu.lb</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Samar Noureddine, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Early detection of cervical cancer through screening is known to reduce morbidity and mortality significantly. It is important that women appreciate the benefits of cervical screening so they practice it regularly. Aim: To examine the impact of an intervention program on knowledge, attitude and practice of cervical screening in a population of Lebanese/Armenian women. Design: Cross sectional quasi experimental post test survey, following a year long intervention program. Sample: One hundred and seventy six women. Intervention: Educational classes, media messages and free screening. Instrument: Self -administered questionnaire. Results: Knowledge of women with intervention was higher than those without (p &lt; 0.05). Practice rate increased, though not significantly, between the intervention and comparison groups. No difference in attitude was noted. Conclusion: The findings were encouraging as a first step. The educational program and the free screening should continue for poor women. Further research is needed to explore the attitudes hindering practice of cervical screening to develop appropriate interventions.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:54:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:54:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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