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Table 5 Participants’ attitudes towards participation in cervical cancer training, and prevention activities in Northern Uganda

From: Knowledge, attitudes, and practice of cervical cancer prevention among health workers in rural health centres of Northern Uganda

Statements N Strongly Disagree (1) Disagree (2) Neutral (3) Agree (4) Strongly Agree (5)
I always advise my patients to screen for cervical cancer 283 10 (4) 2 (1) 21 (7) 97 (34) 153 (54)
I discuss cervical cancer in our staff meeting 279 39 (14) 73 (26) 49 (18) 87 (31) 31 (11)
I will be happy to see that my children/sister are immunised against HPV 284 8 (3) 0 (0) 2 (1) 24 (8) 250 (88)
Cervical cancer is not a serious health problem, so screening is just a burden 285 256 (90) 18 (6) 2 (1) 3 (1) 6 (2)
Even if we screen and find a woman with precancerous lesion, there is nothing we can do 280 198 (71) 61 (22) 10 (3) 3 (1) 8 (3)
I do not think it is necessary to screen for cervical cancer in our health facility 285 236 (83) 30 (10) 0 (0) 3 (1) 16 (6)
Government has not shown commitment about cervical cancer so why bother us 284 159 (56) 69 (24) 23 (8) 17 (6) 16 (6)
I am not interested in cervical cancer prevention because partners/NGOs do their work without developing our capacity to implement cervical cancer control program on our own 284 131 (46) 81 (28) 28 (10) 28 (10) 16 (6)
I will participate in cervical cancer prevention program if I am going to be paid money cash 282 90 (32) 102 (36) 49 (17) 19 (7) 22 (8)
I am willing to participate in a training for cervical cancer prevention if organised by Gulu University & University of New South Wales – Australia 283 8 (3) 8 (3) 15 (5) 61 (22) 191 (67)
I am willing to participate in a training for cervical cancer prevention if organised by Ministry of Health Uganda 283 4 (1) 3 (1) 11 (4) 66 (23) 199 (70)
I am willing to participate in a training for cervical cancer prevention if organised by NGOs 282 5 (2) 6 (2) 20 (7) 77 (27) 174 (62)
I am more likely to screen women for cervical cancer if I am trained and given equipment & consumables 284 8 (3) 1 (0) 2 (1) 59 (21) 214 (75)
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