Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: October | Volume: 7 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 129-133
Awareness of Carcinoma Cervix and Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine among Women of Different Age Groups in Pune City
Dr. Humaira Asif Ansari1, Dr. Diptee Bhole2
1Physiotherapist, Deccan Education Society’s Brijlal Jindal College of Physiotherapy, Pune
2Associate Professor, Deccan Education Society’s Brijlal Jindal College of Physiotherapy, Fergusson College Campus, Pune 411004
Corresponding Author: Dr. Humaira Asif Ansari
Background: Carcinoma cervix or cervical cancer affects the mouth of the uterus and is a slowly progressive disease. Every year cervical cancer is diagnosed in 500,000 women globally and responsible for 260,000 deaths annually. India alone accounts for one fourth burden of the disease globally. Most often, this cancer is caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection. There is need to generate India specific data on epidemiology of HPV and the vaccination efficacy. Therefore, this study was conducted among women of different age groups.
Objectives: To assess awareness of Carcinoma Cervix and Human Papilloma Virus vaccine among women of different age groups
Materials and Methods: This was a community based cross sectional study conducted in Pune city. The sample included 20 teenagers, 20 adults and 20 elderly women. The data was collected using a structured questionnaire.
Results: Sixty four percent subjects were aware of Carcinoma Cervix and only 13 subjects (34%) were aware of Human Papilloma Virus vaccine.
Conclusion: The knowledge of cervical cancer and vaccination for the same among women of different age groups is poor. Therefore, it is need to increase awareness of the population.
Key words: Awareness, Ca cervix, carcinoma, females, Human Papilloma Virus, vaccine