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Women health behaviours regarding prevention and early detection of precancerous lesions and cervical carcinoma

Małgorzata Maruszak, Iwona Borowa, Andrzej Nowicki
Ginekol Pol 2008;79(12).

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Vol 79, No 12 (2008)
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ncerous lesions. Objectives: The main objective of the following work was to assess women’s health behaviours regarding prevention and early detection of precancerous lesions and cervical carcinoma. Material and methods: 207 women at the age ranging from 21 to 81 (38,62 on average), were randomly chosen from women in the Przasnysz district. The women have been divided into two groups: those who were employed on various positions in hospital in Przasnysz (group A) and those who were in no way professionally involved in health service profession (group B). Research was performed using poll method and authorized questionnaire. Results: Both groups did not differ from each other in socio-demographic sense. Women professionally connected with health service did not display a significantly better health behaviour. The connections between age, place of residence, economic status, martial status, education level and healthy behavior have not been shown in this research. Few individual cases took part in screening and above 50% of women participated in educational programmes on prevention of cervical carcinoma development. Conclusion: To improve the situation in Poland, we should intensify educational activities and initiatives, especially with indication to health service employees as proponents of health behaviours.

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ncerous lesions. Objectives: The main objective of the following work was to assess women’s health behaviours regarding prevention and early detection of precancerous lesions and cervical carcinoma. Material and methods: 207 women at the age ranging from 21 to 81 (38,62 on average), were randomly chosen from women in the Przasnysz district. The women have been divided into two groups: those who were employed on various positions in hospital in Przasnysz (group A) and those who were in no way professionally involved in health service profession (group B). Research was performed using poll method and authorized questionnaire. Results: Both groups did not differ from each other in socio-demographic sense. Women professionally connected with health service did not display a significantly better health behaviour. The connections between age, place of residence, economic status, martial status, education level and healthy behavior have not been shown in this research. Few individual cases took part in screening and above 50% of women participated in educational programmes on prevention of cervical carcinoma development. Conclusion: To improve the situation in Poland, we should intensify educational activities and initiatives, especially with indication to health service employees as proponents of health behaviours.
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gynecological examination – uterine cervical cancer, healthy-behavior – uterine cervical cancer, Uterine cervical cancer

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Women health behaviours regarding prevention and early detection of precancerous lesions and cervical carcinoma

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Ginekologia Polska

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Vol 79, No 12 (2008)

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Ginekol Pol 2008;79(12).

Keywords

gynecological examination – uterine cervical cancer
healthy-behavior – uterine cervical cancer
Uterine cervical cancer

Authors

Małgorzata Maruszak
Iwona Borowa
Andrzej Nowicki

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