Introduction/Background Cervical cancer is one of the leading malignancies affecting Filipino women. Its necessary cause is Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection. Because of the sexual nature of garnering HPV infections, other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) may also be present. This study aims to determine the knowledge attitudes and practices (KAP) of Obstetrics and Gynecology residents regarding screening for STDs in cervical cancer patients.
Methodology The study design is cross-sectional and was approved by the Ethics Board. The population consists of Obstetrics and Gynecology residents who were made to answer a database questionnaire which was adopted from Roelens et. Al., and Barnett et. Al. Descriptive statistics provided an overview of the study population. Logistic regression analysis was used to determine the dependent variables such as the KAP. The mode was extracted.
Results This study has described the KAP, of resident trainees regarding the screening of STDs in cervical cancer patients. Based on our findings, the respondents perceived that STDs in cervical cancer are common, hence their attitudes and practices emanated from this unsupported premise.
Conclusion There is a gap of knowledge between the perception of respondents and the actual prevalence of STDs.
Disclosure Nothing to disclose
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