Keywords : PAP
Utilization pattern of various cervical cancer screening methods and their outcomes among patients visiting outpatient department of tertiary care hospital Running title: Cervical cancer screening methods
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 1006-1010
Background: The present study was conducted to assess utilization pattern of various cervical cancer screening methods and their outcomes among outpatients of tertiary care hospital.
Materials & Methods: 140 women age ranged 20-50 years were recruited. A questionnaire was developed and distributed among all subjects and asked to fill it and return it. Awareness and utilization and pattern of cervical screening was noted.
Results: Age group 20-30 years comprised of 40, 30-40 years had 60 and 40-50 years had 40 subjects. Education level was upto primary in 65, secondary in 45 and no education in 30 subjects. 90 were married, 25 unmarried and 15 were widow. 98 had awareness and 42 had never heard about it. 55 utilized it and 85 never utilized it. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). The type of methods of screening was PAP’s smear in 15, VIA in 35, VILI in 10, frequency of screening was yearly in 35, once in 20 and never in 85. Accessibility to results of screening was 25 received results of screening, 10 not received results of screening and 20 did not indicate receipt of results of screening. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Authors found that there was lack of awareness and utilization of cervical screening among subjects. Most commonly used methods was visual inspection with acetic acid.