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Journal:   HORMOZGAN MEDICAL JOURNAL   WINTER 2007 , Volume 10 , Number 4; Page(s) 379 To 386.
 
Paper: 

KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE OF BEHVARZES WORKING IN HEALTHCARE CENTERS OF KERMAN MEDICAL SCIENCE UNIVERSITY TOWARD PAP SMEAR

 
 
Author(s):  AALAM M., MOHAMMAD ALIZADEH SAKINEH*, AFLATOUNIAN M.R., AZIZZADEH FOROUZI M.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF MIDWIFERY, NURSING AND MIDWIFERY SCHOOL, KERMAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, KERMAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Encouraging women to participate in screening program for cervical cancer lead to early diagnosis and treatment or decreasing complication and mortality of this cancer. Health services personnel such as Behvarzes can play their educational role in this area only if they have adequate knowledge and appropriate attitude as well as participating actively in screening program. The objective of this study is determining knowledge, attitude and practice of married female Behvarzes, work in healthcare centers of Kerman Medical Sciences University toward Pap Smear.

Methods: This descriptive study included 468 Behvarzes. Data were collected by using a researcher-made questionnaire that its validity and reliability had been confirmed. Data analysis was performed by SPSS software, Pearson correlation coefficient, Chi-square, analysis of variance and Kruskal-Wallis tests.

Results: Based on the results, mean age and SD of subjects were 30.4 and 5.26 years, respectively and the duration of their education was 6-9 years (64.99%). In regard to knowledge, subjects gave correct answers to 71.8% of questions and 81.94% gained the score of attitude. The relation between knowledge and attitude scores was 0.24 based on Pearson coefficient index. 39.4% of subjects had never done Pap Smear and only 23.7% of them had done it twice or more. The comparison of knowledge and attitude scores based on demographic characteristics of subjects showed no significant difference. In regard to the relation of knowledge and attitude scores with doing Pap Smear, there was significant difference only for attitude (P<0.01) in a sense that mean of attitude score of those who had done Pap Smear more than once (42.47%) was higher than that of those who had done Pap Smear less.
Conclusion: Totally, Behvarzes have partially suitable attitude and knowledge but poor practice toward Pap Smear.

 
Keyword(s): KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, KERMAN
 
 
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AALAM, M., & MOHAMMAD ALIZADEH, S., & AFLATOUNIAN, M., & AZIZZADEH FOROUZI, M. (2007). KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE OF BEHVARZES WORKING IN HEALTHCARE CENTERS OF KERMAN MEDICAL SCIENCE UNIVERSITY TOWARD PAP SMEAR. HORMOZGAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, 10(4), 379-386. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=101264



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AALAM M., MOHAMMAD ALIZADEH SAKINEH, AFLATOUNIAN M.R., AZIZZADEH FOROUZI M.. KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE OF BEHVARZES WORKING IN HEALTHCARE CENTERS OF KERMAN MEDICAL SCIENCE UNIVERSITY TOWARD PAP SMEAR. HORMOZGAN MEDICAL JOURNAL. 2007 [cited 2021May08];10(4):379-386. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=101264



IEEE: Copy

AALAM, M., MOHAMMAD ALIZADEH, S., AFLATOUNIAN, M., AZIZZADEH FOROUZI, M., 2007. KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE OF BEHVARZES WORKING IN HEALTHCARE CENTERS OF KERMAN MEDICAL SCIENCE UNIVERSITY TOWARD PAP SMEAR. HORMOZGAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, [online] 10(4), pp.379-386. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=101264.



 
 
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