Knowledge, attitude and practice about cancer of the uterine cervix among women living in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo

by Catherine Ali-Risasi, Paul Mulumba, Kristien Verdonck et al.
BMC Women’s Health 2014, 14:30 (18 February 2014)

20 pp. 222 kB:
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-6874-14-30.pdf

Cervical cancer is the most frequent cancer of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Nevertheless, the level of women’s awareness about cervical cancer is unknown. Knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) are important elements for designing and monitoring screening programs. This study shows a low level of knowledge, attitude and practice on cervical cancer among women in Kinshasa. Increasing women’s awareness would be a first step in the long chain of conditions to attain a lower incidence and mortality.

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