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A PROSPECTIVE STUDY ON ROLE OF DOCTOR OF PHARMACY/CLINICAL PHARMACIST IN ASSESSING THE KAP(KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE & PRACTICE) IN SELF TEST FOR BREAST, CERVICAL AND UTERINE CANCERS AMONG WOMEN AND CREATING AWARENESS AND PREVENTION WITH ADVANCED HEALTH CARE CO

Dr. M. Manasa Rekha*, Dr. Rinku Mathappan, Shaik Rifath Jahan, K. Rekha and R. Aruna

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In India there is increased risk and prevalence of Breast, Cervical and Uterine Cancers among women day by day there is no proper guidance in creation of awareness on Breast, Cervical and Uterine Cancers prevention. KAP stands for Knowledge, Attitude & Practice it is a quantitative method which contains predefined question formatted with standardized questionnaires that provides access to quantitative & qualitative information of a particular concept. The study aims at implementation of Doctor of pharmacy services in assessing the KAP (knowledge, attitude, practice) of self test for Breast, Cervical and Uterine Cancers among women & creating awareness with advanced patient counseling services in obstetrics & gynecology department of an ESI hospital with an objectives of to decrease the risk of breast, cervical and uterine cancers, to improve knowledge regarding disease like signs and symptoms, complications and treatment to provide Patient counseling regarding(self test, lifestyle modification, disease, prevention and precaution) Study Design: It is a Prospective observational study. Study Period: The Present study was conducted for a period of six months from October 2018 to March 2019. Study Site: The Present study was conducted in obstetrics & gynecology department of an ESI hospital Sample Size: The Patients admitted in hospital during the study period of six months it was 200 Patients. Inclusion Criteria: Patients with aging above 18 years (women), Patients having previous history of medical, medication problems (women), The Patients who are willing to participate in the study (women). Exclusion criteria: Patients like Pregnancy, Lactation Patients, Patients who are not willing to participate in the study (women), and Patients with aging below 18 years (women). Method of Collection of Data: All the patients satisfying the inclusion criteria were selected from the obstetrics & gynecology department of ESI hospital. After thoroughly explaining the study methodology to the subjects, and included in the study. The necessary information was collected by interviewing the patients and parents using the following annexure. ANNEXURE -1: KAP Breast Cancer self assessment form, ANNEXURE-2: KAP Cervical Cancer self assessment form, ANNEXURE-3: KAP Uterine Cancer self assessment form, ANNEXURE-4: Patient counseling and feedback forms, Statistical Analysis: Statistical Analysis is done by using prism graph pad soft ware P-VALUE is calculated to determine whether the following study is significant or not. Results: The number of patients with positive feedback after counseling of KAP on (Breast, Cervical and Uterine Cancers), were 194 OUT OF 200 which clearly states 97% out of 100%. Prism graph pad software was used for this study and P-Value is <0.001 which states this present study was highly significant. Conclusion: So as a responsible Doctor of Pharmacy health care professionals we took it as a our main responsibility to assess KAP on self test for Breast, Cervical and Uterine Cancers among all women patients in Obstetrics and Gynecology Departments and educated them how to perform Self Test by diagrammatic representation for their easy grasping and understandings and well guided them regarding how to involve in Early Detection of Cancers and about their prevention.

Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude & Practice, Breast, Obstetrics, Gynecology Cervical and Uterine Cancers.


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