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dc.contributor.advisor Ramalivhana, N. J. Matangaidze, Olivia 2016-12-05T10:47:28Z 2016-12-05T10:47:28Z 2014
dc.description Thesis (MPH.) --University of Limpopo, 2015 en_US
dc.description.abstract Background Cervical cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in women globally representing 13% of female cancers and accounting for 11% of the total cancer deaths (Ahmedin et al.2011). Several studies demonstrated the association between HIV and HPV. In Zimbabwe the prevalence of HIV/AIDS is high and cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women of all age groups. The aim of the study was to determine the knowledge, attitude and practices of HIV infected women on cervical cancer and cervical cancer screening at Musiso Hospital, Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe. Methods 208 self administered questionnaires were used with a 100 per cent response rate. Quantitative data were analysed using STATA statistical package version 12 for descriptive and inferential statistics. Chi-squared tests were done for hypothesis testing at 5 per cent level of significance and 95 per cent confidence level. Multiple variable logistic regressions models were also used to assess association between outcomes of interest and socio-demographic characteristics. All open ended questions were analysed using qualitative methods. Results Out of the 208 participants, 45 (21.6 per cent) respondents claimed to know what cervical cancer is. About 55.3 per cent said cervical cancer is preventable. The majority (92.8 per cent) did not know any screening tests. Just above three quarters (77.3 per cent) of the respondents believed they were at risk of having cervical cancer. About 9 per cent (18) of all participants had screened for cervical cancer before and 95.8 per cent respondents reported would like to screen for cervical cancer in the future. Conclusion HIV infected women at Musiso mission hospital were found to be having inadequate knowledge, positive attitude and inadequate practices on cervical cancer and cervical cancer screening. There is need to equip these women with knowledge on cervical cancer and cervical cancer screening to increase cervical cancer screening uptake. Key Concepts: knowledge, attitude, practice, screening, cervical cancer en_US
dc.format.extent xiii,101 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
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dc.subject Cervical cancer screening en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Health attitudes -- Zimbabwe -- Masvingo Province en_US
dc.subject.lcsh HIV (Virus) -- Zimbabwe -- Masvingo Province en_US
dc.subject.lcsh HIV (Virus) -- Zimbabwe -- Masvingo Province en_US
dc.title Knowledge, attitude and practices of HIV infected women on cervical cancer screening at Musiso Mission Hospital, Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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