Effectiveness of health education programme: Level of knowledge about prevention of cervical cancer among saudi female healthcare students

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Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of health education programme on the knowledge of human papilloma virus among female medical students. Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted in 2014 at the Princess Nourah bint Abulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and comprised female medical students. An intervention programme was implemented in the form of lectures, videos, posters, etc. on human papillomavirus. SPSS 20 was used for data analysis. Results: There were 535 participants in the study. There mean age was 20.3±1.3 years. After the intervention, there was a significant increase in the level of knowledge. Of all, 495(92%) students recognised avoidance of sexually transmitted disease, vaccination and screening as effective preventive measures. In comparison to pre-intervention results, significantly higher percentage of students defined risk factors: sexually transmitted disease 392(73.3%) versus 329(61.8%), and human papillomavirus 293(54.8%) versus 151(28.4%). Knowledge regarding sensitivity, 280(52.3%) after the campaign versus 160(30.1%)before, and time to perform Pap smear,229(42.8%) versus 113(21.1%),increased significantly (p<0.05). Conclusion: Health education programme was effective in improving the level of knowledge on human papillomavirus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-519
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume67
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017

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Health Education
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Students
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Delivery of Health Care
Medical Students
Papillomaviridae
Papanicolaou Test
Posters
Saudi Arabia
Vaccination

Keywords

  • Cancer cervix
  • Health education
  • HPV vaccine acceptance
  • Intervention
  • Knowledge

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