Journal article

Knowledge of cervical cancer risk factors and symptoms among women in a refugee settlement: a cross-sectional study in northern Uganda

Winnie Adoch, Christopher Orach Garimoi, Suzanne E Scott, Geoffrey Goddie Okeny, Jennifer Moodley, Henry Komakech, Fiona M Walter, Amos Deogratius Mwaka

Conflict and Health | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There are limited data on awareness of cervical cancer risk factors and symptoms among refugee populations living in Uganda. In this study, we sought to determine the awareness and knowledge of cervical cancer risk factors and symptoms among women in Palabek refugee settlement, northern Uganda. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study. 815 women (aged 18-60 years) were randomly selected using multistage sampling in Palabek refugee settlement. Data were collected using pre-tested, structured questionnaires. Logistic regression models were used to determine magnitudes of association between socio-demographic and health system factors, and knowledge on cervical cancer risk fact..

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Awarded by GlaxoSmithKline Africa Non-Communicable Disease Open Lab


Funding Acknowledgements

Research reported in this article was jointly supported by the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), the University of Cape Town and the SA Medical Research Council with funds received from the SA National Department of Health, GlaxoSmithKline Africa Non-Communicable Disease Open Lab (via a supporting grant Project Number: 023), the UK Medical Research Council (via the Newton Fund). Authors retained control of the final content of the publication.