Project Title: “EVALUATION OF KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES TOWARD CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING AMONG FEMALE HELATH CARE PROVIDERS IN GEORGIA, 2016”. CDC, 01.01.2017- 31.12. 2017.
a). Project Objectives:
To provide evaluation of Knowledge, attitudes and practices around cancer screening among female Health Care providers and develop recommendations.
b). Project implementation:
Female primary health care (PHC) practitioners (doctors, nurses, nurse-technicians) aged 25–65 years and employed in a primary health care centers in two big cities (Tbilisi and Batumi) of Georgia will be eligible to participate in the study. Simple size is estimated by standard formula and it is less than 135 respondents including non-response. Sampling of participants will be conducted in two stages. In the first stage, five PHCs in Tbilisi and four PHCs in Batumi will be randomly selected. Fifteen respondents from the appropriate health care providers will be also randomly selected.
c). Expected results:
The study results will identify HCPs knowledge regarding cervical cancer and its screening as well as the misconceptions and incorrect practices on cancer screening. It will help, to develop appropriate strategies to promote health education services and increase participation of target population in screening programs in Georgia.