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Date of this Version

7-2018

Citation

Nwafor-Orizu,E.O.,Umunnakwe, G.C. Onwudinjo, O.T.U.(2018).Cervical Cancer Health Literacy Among Female Librarians in Imo State, Nigeria

Abstract

Abstract

Purpose: to assess the cervical cancer knowledge of female librarians in Imo State. The assessment was in terms of the risk factors; signs and symptoms, screening and control.

Design: It was a descriptive survey of female librarians in Nigeria.

Findings: Female librarians have very poor knowledge of cervical cancer health in all its ramifications. And up-take was abysmally low (5%). Urgent intervention is needed to raise their awareness.

Originality/Value: It is the first survey of librarians’ cervical cancer health literacy in Nigeria. Data collected provides good bases for intervention and policy.

Keywords: Librarians, cervical cancer, health literacy, cervical cancer literacy, health information, female librarians.

Paper Type: Original research article.

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