The Correlation Between Cognition on Cervical Cancer Screening Project of Women in Their 20s in Korea and Intention of Screening

한국 20대 여성의 자궁경부암 검진사업 인지와 수검의도 간의 관련성

Kim, Jae-Woo;Lim, Jae-Woo;Kim, Sung-Ho;Kang, Jung-Kyu

  • Received : 2018.11.09
  • Accepted : 2019.03.19
  • Published : 2019.03.28


The purpose of the study is to survey and identify the degree of cognition of women in their 20s in Korea for cervical cancer screening which has been expanded to those aged 20 as the age for the screening since January 2016, and to reveal its correlation with intention of screening. The responses to the questionnaire of the survey conducted on total 353 females in C region were collected for the data from Nov 1, 2017 to Nov 10, 2017. The frequency analysis, chi-square test and logistic regression analysis were conducted by utilizing 353 copies of the questionnaire. According to the result, only 129(36.5%) answered that they recognized the current system of cervical cancer screening. Besides, the intention of screening in case of recognizing the cervical cancer screening project was 1.63 times higher than when it is not the case. Therefore, it is required to raise the participation of screening of women in their 20s by intensifying education and promotion on cervical cancer screening for women who are not yet in their 20s in linkage with health care projects at schools.


Cervical Cancer Screening;Women in Their 20s;Cognition;Screening Intention