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dc.contributor.authorMersha, AG
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-22T01:00:57Z
dc.date.available2020-09-22T01:00:57Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn2053-6844en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s40661-017-0057-6en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/397740
dc.description.abstractBackground: In Ethiopia, cervical cancer is ranked as the second most common type of cancer in women and it is about 8 times more common in HIV infected women. However, data on knowledge of HIV infected women regarding cervical cancer and acceptability of screening is scarce in Ethiopia. Hence, the present study was aimed at assessing the level of knowledge of about cervical cancer and uptake of screening among HIV infected women in Gondar, northwest Ethiopia. Methods: A cross sectional, questionnaire based survey was conducted on 302 HIV infected women attending the outpatient clinic of University of Gondar referral and teaching hospital from March 1 to 30, 2017. Descriptive statistics, univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis were also performed to examine factors associated with uptake of cervical cancer screening service. Results: Overall, only 64 (21.2%) of respondent were knowledgeable about cervical cancer and screening and only 71 (23.5%) of respondents were ever screened in their life time. Age between 21 and 29 years old (AOR = 2.78, 95% CI = 1.71-7.29), perceived susceptibility to develop cervical cancer (AOR =2.85, 95% CI = 1.89-6.16) and comprehensive knowledge of cervical cancer (AOR = 3.02, 95% CI = 2.31-7.15) were found to be strong predictors of cervical cancer screening service uptake. Conclusion: The knowledge and uptake of cervical cancer screening among HIV infected women was found to be very poor. Taking into consideration the heightened importance of comprehensive knowledge in boosting up the number of participants towards cervical cancer screening services, different stakeholders working on cancer and HIV/AIDS should provide a customized health promotion intervention and awareness creation to HIV-infected women, along with improving accessibility of cervical cancer screening services in rural areas.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom20en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGynecologic Oncology Research and Practiceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Servicesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economicsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402en_US
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEconomicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsHealth Care Sciences & Servicesen_US
dc.titleComprehensive knowledge and uptake of cervical cancer screening is low among women living with HIV/AIDS in Northwest Ethiopiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationMersha, AG, Comprehensive knowledge and uptake of cervical cancer screening is low among women living with HIV/AIDS in Northwest Ethiopia, Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice, 2017, 4, pp. 20en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-12-04
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.date.updated2020-09-22T00:20:05Z
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gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s). 2017. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorErku, Daniel


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