Knowledge regarding PAP smear among women in Kamakshi Nagar at Nellore
G Shanthi, V Jayanthi, Budda Kavitha, Dr. Indira S
Background: Cervical cancer screening is an essential part of women’s routine health care. It is a way to detect abnormal cervical cells including precancerous cervical lesions as well as early cervical cancer. Cervical cancer screening includes two types of screening test. Cytology based screening known as Pap test or Pap smear and HPV screening. The Pap test can also find noncancerous condition such as infections and inflammation. It can also find cancer cells. Objectives: 1.To assess the level of knowledge regarding Pap smear among women. 2. To find out the association between level of knowledge regarding Pap smear among women with their selected socio demographic variables. Materials and Methods: The descriptive research design was used to conduct research study. The 30 women were selected by using non probability convenience sampling technique in Kamakshi Nagar at Nellore. Result:The result reveals that, with regards to level of knowledge regarding Pap smear among women, 17 (57%) had in adequate knowledge, 10 (33%) had moderate knowledge and 3(10%) had adequate knowledge.