Awareness and Knowledge Regarding Cervical Cancer Screening and its Association with Demographic Characteristics


  • Adeel Ahmad Jafri Army Medical College, Rawalpindi
  • Amna Yousaf Shah Army Medical College, Rawalpindi
  • Zaineb Shamim FUMC, Rawalpindi
  • Abeera choudry Military hospital Rawalpindi
  • Azka Aslam Bajwa Army Medical College, Rawalpindi



Cervical Cancer, HPV, HPV vaccine


 Objective: To assess awareness and knowledge regarding cervical cancer screening, Pap smear screening, HPV infection, vaccine and their association with demographic characteristics.

Methodology: This is a questionnaire based cross sectional study with a sample size of 100 female patients. This study was conducted in (OB/GYN OPD) in tertiary care setting of Military Hospital and Combined Military Hospital, Rawalpindi. Duration of study was 1 month April 2018.

Results: Only 44.4% of patients had heard about cervical cancer. Awareness regarding PAP smear and HPV vaccination was present in around 20% patients. The results of the study revealed that higher socio-economic status (p=0.048) and education (p=0.03) was linked to more awareness regarding cervical cancer. Educational status had a linear relationship.

Conclusion: The lack of knowledge to cervical cancer occurs in higher socio economic class also. There is a need of more education for increased awareness in all patients to enhance uptake of preventive strategies





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