International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2020, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part C
Utilization and barrier of cervical cancer screening among women in Nigeria
Zulkiflu Musa Argungu, Ado Shehu, Deborah JY, Jama MD and Usman Adamu Karaye
Globally, there are over 500,000 new cases of cervical cancer annually and over 270,000 deaths, accounting for 9% of female cancer deaths. 85% of cases occur in developing countries and Africa. The study focuses on assessing the knowledge and utilization of cervical cancer screening services among women in Kebbi state. Descriptive survey study utilized validated questionnaire developed by the researcher, 400 questionnaires were administered to women in Area who met the inclusion criteria using a systematic random sampling technique. Questionnaires were retrieved from respondent after successful completion. Data collection spanned a period of 14days. Data collected were coded and fed into computer using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS version 21.0). Descriptive statistics such as frequencies, proportions and confidence intervals were compared using the chi-square tests as appropriate. A P-value <0.05 was confidence statistically significance. The findings of the study revealed 71.3% of respondents were to be aware a cervical cancer and screening services but the rate of utilization is very low. There is a significant association between knowledge and utilization of cervical cancer screening services where P<0.002, a significant association exist between barrier and knowledge of cervical cancer screening, furthermore a significant association exist between the barriers and utilization of cervical cancer screening services. The identified barriers are in conclusion, public enlightment and motivation could reduce the burden of cervical cancer in the society.