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Determinants of Cervical Cancer Screening among Jamaican Women

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.001
Pages: 
9-17
Synopsis: 
This study examined the association of six sociodemographic factors and three lifestyle practices with Pap smear testing among Jamaican women. Women who were poor and uneducated and had small family sizes were least likely to be screened and should be targeted.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To assess the extent to which six sociodemographic variables and three lifestyle practices of women are associated with Pap smear testing, given that cervical cancer is the second leading cause of women’s cancer mortality in Jamaica and that this cancer is preventable with the use of screening methods such as the Pap smear.

Accepted: 
14 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 17 Mar, 2017

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

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.280
Synopsis: 
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.

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

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

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Cervical Smears at Public Health Centres in Eastern Trinidad: Coverage and Follow-up, 2009–2010

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.295
Pages: 
575–81
Synopsis: 
The cervical screening services in the Eastern Regional Health Authority in Trinidad and Tobago did not provide adequate coverage to the target population or adequate follow-up care for women with abnormal smears in 2009 and 2010.

ABSTRACT

Background: The objective was to examine the cervical screening programme at selected health centres in the Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA), Trinidad and Tobago, specifically regarding Pap smear coverage, frequency distribution of abnormal smears and the adequacy of follow-up of abnormal smears, according to the Caribbean Frameworks for Developing National Screening and Clinical Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control. 

Accepted: 
26 Nov, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2014

Prevalence of Bacterial Vaginosis in Grenadian Women of Reproductive Age

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.245
Pages: 
599–603
Synopsis: 
The three-year prevalence of bacterial vaginosis in women of reproductive age was found to be 19.5%, using retrospective data from the national Pap smear records for the period January 2009 to December 2011
ABSTRACT
 
Objectives: To determine the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis (BV) among Grenadian women of reproductive age using the routinely collected Pap smear data for the period January 2009 to December 2011. 
 
Accepted: 
13 Dec, 2012
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

An Assessment of Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour Regarding the Human Papillomavirus

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Pages: 
58–63
Synopsis: 
The rate of cervical cancer as well as poor screening practices led to the study which was conducted on the St George’s University campus in Grenada. The results showed lack of knowledge about the relationship between human papillomavirus, cervical cancer and the associated risk factors.


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Objectives: This report is based on a study conducted in February 2010 that assessed the knowledge and attitudes toward cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) in Grenada which has a high incidence of cervical cancer.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013
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