International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
Knowledge regarding Pap smear among staff nurses and nursing students in Narayana medical college hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
Megilin Bose C, Latha P and Dr. Indira S
Background: The Papanicolaou test or Pap smear is a cytological study that is effective in detecting precancerous and cancerous cells from the cervix (Adam 2002). Pap smear screening is a test for cervical cancer cells spread from the opening of the cervix and examined under microscope. Cervical cancer screening is an essential part of women’s routine health care. It is a way to detect abnormal cervical cells including precancerous cervical lesions as well as early cervical cancer. Cervical cancer screening includes two types of screening test.
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge regarding wound dressing among nurses and nursing students.
Objectives: 1. To assess the level of knowledge regarding pap smear among staff nurses and student nurses.
2. To compare the level of knowledge between staff nurses and student nurses regarding Pap smear.
3. To find out the association between level of knowledge regarding Pap smear among staff nurses and student nurses with selected socio demographic variables.
Methodology: 30 staff nurses and 30 student nurses working in NMCH, Nellore were selected by using Non-probability convenience sampling technique method.
Results: Regarding the level of knowledge among nurses, 8(26.7%) had inadequate knowledge, 12(40%) had moderately adequate knowledge and 10(33.3%) had adequate knowledge. Among student nurses, 6(20%) had inadequate knowledge, 18(60%) were had moderately adequate knowledge and 6(20%) had adequate knowledge regarding Pap smear.
Megilin Bose C, Latha P and Dr. Indira S. Knowledge regarding Pap smear among staff nurses and nursing students in Narayana medical college hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing. 2019; 1(2): 26-28.