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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: July-September | Volume: 3 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 11-14

Assessment of Risk Factors of Cervical Cancer among Married Women in Selected Coastal Region, Kerala - A Descriptive Study

Mrs. Susan K1, Mrs. Beulah Jayaselvi2, Prof. (Mrs) Vijayalakshmi R3, Dr. (Mrs) S. Kanchana4

1Staff Nurse, Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai
2Associate Professor, OmayalAchi College of Nursing, Chennai
3Principal, Cancer Institute College of Nursing Adyar Chennai
4Principal OmayalAchi College of Nursing, Chennai

Corresponding Author: Vijayalakshmi R


Aim and objective: To assess the risk factors of cervical cancer among married women in selected coastal region, Kerala.
Methodology: A non experimental descriptive research design was used, using 100 married women who satisfy the inclusion criteria were selected as samples from coastal region using non probability purposive sampling technique and the risk factors of cervical cancer among married women were assessed through structured interview schedule.
Results: The risk factors for cervical cancer found to be associated are early age at first coitus, extra marital relationship, number of birth given and using cloth as sanitary napkin. These findings showed that the fisher women are at risk of developing cervical cancer as they had many factors contributing to it.
Conclusion: The researcher identified various risk factors of cervical cancer among married women in coastal region and also the study revealed that there were selected risk factors which had statistical significant association with their demographic data. Mass awareness and screening programme can be initiated to reduce the magnitude of the problem.

Keywords: Associated factors, coastal region, cervical cancer, fisher women.

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