The Effect of Counseling Services on Knowledge and Attitude Changes of Women in Fertile Age Above IVA Examination in The Working Area Public Health Center of Wani

  • Aminuddin Aminuddin Health Polytechnic of Palu
  • Rina Tampake Health Polytechnic of Palu
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Counseling for women in fertile age, IVA Examination

Abstract

Background. Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of death after breast cancer. The Indonesian women’s awareness of regular cervical cancer detection is remain low. In most cases, cervical cancer patients who come to the health center were around 70% in advanced stage and only 30% in their early stage. Cervical cancer can be prevented by early detection of precancerous lesions (Central Sulawesi Health Office). In 2017, from 3.124 women in fertile age living in Wani, there were 55 women had had IVA examination and 5 women were diagnosed with suspected cervical cancer. Most women did not take the examination because they felt embarassed of it (Public Health Center of Wani, 2017). Objective. To address the effect of counseling services on knowledge and attitude changes of IVA examination in the working area of Public Health Center of Wani. Methods. The study was a quasi-experimental non-randomized pre and post test only control design. The population of this study was all women of fertile age in the working area of ​​the Public Health Center of Wani. 97 women was selected as samples with certain criteria. Data were analyzed using dependent t test. Results. There was an increase in knowledge and attitude scores after being given counseling service intervention at week 4. P value for knowledge and attitudes was 0,000 <0,05. Conclusion. Counseling services can influence the knowledge and the attitude of women in fertile age living in the working area of ​​Public Health Center of Wani

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Published
2018-12-31
How to Cite
Aminuddin, A., & Tampake, R. (2018). The Effect of Counseling Services on Knowledge and Attitude Changes of Women in Fertile Age Above IVA Examination in The Working Area Public Health Center of Wani. Proceeding 1st. International Conference Health Polytechnic of Kupang, 392-396. Retrieved from http://proceeding.poltekeskupang.ac.id/index.php/ichpk/article/view/91