Greener Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health, Vol. 4 (2), pp. 040-043, October 2016.
ISSN: 2354-2381 © 2016 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 101716172
Health Conduct of the Midwives of Yopougon-East (Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire) District Concerning the Womb Neck Cancer
Sable PS1,2, Yapi A1, Konan LL*1, Ekou FK1,2,
Ekra KD2, Kouassi D1
1National Institute of Public Health.
2Department of Public Health and Medicine Community, Faculty of SMA.
The Womb neck cancer is the second cancer of women worldwide after the breast cancer. This high mortality rate is due to the ignorance of the womb neck cancer and its prevention methods. Midwives play a major role in the detection and prevention of women common cancer especially the womb neck cancer which they are knowledgeable. But does this knowledge have an impact on their personal practices in prevention of the womb neck cancer? The present study was to describe the preventive conduct of the midwives concerning thewomb neck cancer. This transversal descriptive study has been carried out from February to April 2012 in the health district of Yopougon East. It was with all the midwives working in the public health facilities of the first contact of the district. In total, fifty midwives were interviewed. The data collection has been performed with the use a pre-tested questionnaire, and the data were recorded and analyzed with the help of Epi Info 2000 software version 6.04. The results were as followed: the minimum age of the midwives was 41. More than the third have been working for one to five years with an average of thirteen years of work experience. The majority lived in couple (60%). Concerning the womb neck cancer prevention methods, 59% had knowledge of the vaccination against HPV and 87% the cervical smear. However, only a midwife has been vaccinated against HPV and more than three-fourth (76%) had never done a cervical smear though the risk factors existed among some of them. Factors like the early sexual intercourse (≤ 17 years) (26%) and the multi sexual partners (6.7%).
Keywords: Midwives, Yopougon-East, Cancer, Côte d’Ivoire.
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