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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice Regarding Personal Cervical Cancer Screening among Clinical Staff Working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Two Tertiary Institutions in Jamaica

Clinicians in gynaecology are charged with driving cervical cancer screening but do they practice what they preach? This study looks at the knowledge, attitudes and practices of Jamaican practitioners as it relates to personal cervical cancer screening.


Objectives: The objective of the study was to evaluate knowledge, attitudes and practices with regards to cervical cancer screening among obstetric clinical staff.

13 Feb, 2017
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e-Published: 02 Mar, 2017


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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Dengue Infection in Westmoreland, Jamaica

A knowledge, attitude and practice survey of 188 women attending healthcare clinics in Westmoreland, Jamaica, revealed that most participants had good knowledge and attitudes towards dengue fever. However, these were not translated into practices that could prevent the disease.


Background: Dengue virus infection causes significant morbidity and mortality in most tropical and sub-tropical countries of the world. Dengue fever is endemic in Jamaica and continues to be a public health concern. There is a paucity of information on knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of Jamaicans regarding dengue infection.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013
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