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Int Nurs Rev. 2016 Sep;63(3):465-72. doi: 10.1111/inr.12299. Epub 2016 Jul 25.

Validation of the Turkish Cervical Cancer and Human Papilloma Virus Awareness Questionnaire.

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1
Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey.
2
Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.

Abstract

AIM:

The aim of this study was to determine the validity and reliability of the 'Cervical Cancer and Human Papilloma Virus Awareness Questionnaire' among fertility age women by adapting the scale into Turkish.

BACKGROUND:

Cervical cancer is the fourth most commonly form seen among women. Death from cervical cancer ranks third among causes and is one of the most preventable forms of cancer.

METHODS:

This cross-sectional study included 360 women from three family health centres between January 5 and June 25, 2014.

RESULTS:

Internal consistency showed that the Kuder-Richardson 21 reliability coefficient in the first part was 0.60, Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient was 0.61 in the second part. The Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin value of the items on the scale was 0.712. The Barlett test was significant. The confirmatory factor analysis indicated that the model matched the data adequately.

CONCLUSION:

This study shows that the Turkish version of the instrument is a valid and reliable tool to evaluate knowledge, perceptions and preventive behaviours of women regarding human papilloma virus and cervical cancer.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING AND POLICY MAKERS:

Nurses who work in the clinical and primary care settings need to screen, detect and refer women who may be at risk from cervical cancer.

KEYWORDS:

Awareness; Cervical Cancer; HPV; Reliability; Scale; Turkish; Validity; Women

PMID:
27456480
DOI:
10.1111/inr.12299
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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