Knowledge about cervical cancer among women attending gynaecology clinic at Ahmadu Bello University teaching Hospital, Shika, Kaduna State, Nigeria

  • Latifat Oseni
  • Romoke Opeyemi Quadir
  • Monsurat Funmilola Mohammed
Keywords: Cervical cancer, Gynecology, Information sharing, Knowledge

Abstract

The study investigated the knowledge of women coping with cervical cancer (CC) attending gynaecology clinic at Ahmadu Bello University teaching Hospital, Shika (ABUTH). The objective of the study is to investigate how knowledgeable women are about cervical cancer after commencement of receiving healthcare at the ABUTH, Shika. The population of the study includes all the women attending the CC clinic. However, a sample size consisting about 10 women were used for the study. The study adopted qualitative methodology, interviews were conducted for data collection and data were analyzed by thematic analysis. The study findings revealed that the knowledge women who attend gynecology clinic in ABUTH, Zaria have about cervical cancer are myopathy, transmission, screening, and pains. Based on the finding, the study therefore concludes that that trust of medical practitioners, prior knowledge, personal judgment and confusion were the personal construct applied in the understanding of knowledge about cervical cancer among women in the Gynecology Clinic of ABUTH, Shika. The study therefore recommends that more channels of information and knowledge sharing should be created by the government and health facilitators on managing cervical cancer.

Published
2021-11-24
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Articles

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