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IJMDC. 2018; 2(3): 97-102

Awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention among high school female teachers in Riyadh

Authors: Shatha Abdulaziz Alammar, Nouf Saleh Al-salloum, Tarek Elsaid.

ABSTRACT

Background: Cervical cancer is one of the most common types of female cancers in the world. In Saudi Arabia, few studies examined the awareness about cervical cancer and its screening, and it was found to be lower than seen in other developed countries. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted through a questionnaire and population was selected through a multistage stratified random sample of 450 government girls' high school teachers in Riyadh in November 2014. Results: The overall relative score (% of correct answers) was 43.4%. Similarly, the percentage of correct answers was 27% in burden questions, 50.8% in risk factor questions, 35.4% in warning symptom questions, and 53.3% in prevention questions. Teacher education, age, and the number of children showed a trend of significant association with level of awareness (p = 0.007, p = 0.059, and p = 0.058, respectively). However, in multivariate linear regression, education was the only significant independent predictor of higher awareness (p < 0.001). Conclusion: The overall awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention among high school female teachers in Riyadh was relatively low. This was similar to the figures from developing countries but much lower than seen in developed countries. The finding may indicate the need to start national education programs to increase the knowledge and prevention of cervical cancer among female teachers. Keywords: Cervical cancer, prevention, high school female teachers, Riyadh.

Keywords:
Cervical Cancer; Prevention; High School Female Teachers; Riyadh


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Awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention among high school female teachers in Riyadh


Authors
Shatha Abdulaziz Alammar
King Abdullah University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Nouf Saleh Al-salloum
Alrajhi Private Banking, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Tarek Elsaid
Prince Sultan Military Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
Shatha abdulaziz Al ammar. King Abdullah University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; dr.shatha.alammar@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 14 May 2018
Accepted 19 Jul 2018
Revised 19 Sep 2018
Published in print 03 Oct 2018

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Alammar SA, Al-salloum NS, Elsaid T. Awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention among high school female teachers in Riyadh. IJMDC. 2018; 2(3): 97-102. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1526304931


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Alammar SA, Al-salloum NS, Elsaid T. Awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention among high school female teachers in Riyadh. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=299148 [Access: December 19, 2018]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1526304931


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Alammar SA, Al-salloum NS, Elsaid T. Awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention among high school female teachers in Riyadh. IJMDC. 2018; 2(3): 97-102. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1526304931


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Alammar SA, Al-salloum NS, Elsaid T. Awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention among high school female teachers in Riyadh. IJMDC. (2018), [cited December 19, 2018]; 2(3): 97-102. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1526304931


Harvard Style

Alammar, S. A., Al-salloum, . N. S. & Elsaid, . T. (2018) Awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention among high school female teachers in Riyadh. IJMDC, 2 (3), 97-102. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1526304931


Turabian Style

Alammar, Shatha Abdulaziz, Nouf Saleh Al-salloum, and Tarek Elsaid. 2018. Awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention among high school female teachers in Riyadh. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 2 (3), 97-102. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1526304931


Chicago Style

Alammar, Shatha Abdulaziz, Nouf Saleh Al-salloum, and Tarek Elsaid. "Awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention among high school female teachers in Riyadh." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 2 (2018), 97-102. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1526304931


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alammar, Shatha Abdulaziz, Nouf Saleh Al-salloum, and Tarek Elsaid. "Awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention among high school female teachers in Riyadh." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 2.3 (2018), 97-102. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1526304931


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Alammar, S. A., Al-salloum, . N. S. & Elsaid, . T. (2018) Awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention among high school female teachers in Riyadh. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 2 (3), 97-102. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1526304931


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