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Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior of Bangkok Metropolitan Women Regarding Cervical Cancer Screening
- Chaowawanit, Woraphot ;
- Tangjitgamol, Siriwan ;
- Kantathavorn, Nuttavut ;
- Phoolcharoen, Natacha ;
- Kittisiam, Thannaporn ;
- Khunnarong, Jakkapan ;
- Supawattanabodee, Busaba ;
- Srijaipracharoen, Sunamchok ;
- Thavaramara, Thaovalai ;
- Pataradool, Kamol
- Published : 2016.04.11
Purpose: To assess knowledge, attitudes and cervical cancer screening behavior of Bangkok Metropolitan women. Materials and Methods: Thai women, aged 25-to-65 years old, having lived in Bangkok for 5 years or more were invited to participate in the study. After signing informed consent, all women were asked to complete a self-questionnaire (Thai language) with literate assistance if needed. The questionnaire was divided into 3 parts: (I) demographic data; (II) knowledge about cervical cancer screening; and (III) behavior and attitudes, towards cervical cancer screening. Adequate screening was defined as women who had
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