Finnish women's knowledge and attitudes regarding HPV and cervical cancer screening

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http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201605191723
Title: Finnish women's knowledge and attitudes regarding HPV and cervical cancer screening
Author: Kampman, Iiro Joonas
Other contributor: Helsingin yliopisto, Lääketieteellinen tiedekunta
University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine
Helsingfors universitet, Medicinska fakulteten
Publisher: Helsingfors universitet
Date: 2016
Language: eng
URI: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201605191723
http://hdl.handle.net/10138/162946
Thesis level: master's thesis
Discipline: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Naistentaudit ja synnytykset
Kvinnosjukdomar och förlossningar
Abstract: Cervical cancer is the 19th most common cancer amongst women in Finland. In our country there are around 150 new diagnoses yearly and 50 deaths due to cervical cancer (1). The Human Papilloma Virus is the most central and a necessary factor in the development of cervical cancer (2). HPV causes histologic changes in the cervix that are detectable in cervical cancer screening conducted with cytological smears ("Pap-smears") (2). A key factor in the efficacy of cervical cancer screening, as in any screening, is the coverage and attendance rate of the screening. In this study, we are investigating Finnish women's attitudes and knowledge regarding the subject in order to better target non-attendee groups.
Subject: Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Mass Screening
Anthropology
Medical


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