|Survey questions, and absolute and relative (%) number of expected answers on knowledge|
|Questions||Expected answer||N (%) with score = 1|
|1. Which diseases of the female genital tract do you know?||Description of at least one of the following diseases: leucorrhoea, infections, cancer of the uterine cervix, ovarian cysts or tumours, uterine myomas or tumours, dysmenorrhea, galactorrhoea||503 (96.0) 1|
|2. Have you ever heard about cervical cancer?||Yes||429 (81.9)|
|3. How did you hear about it?||Oral communication, newspaper, television, radio, conference, medical doctor or at the hospital, at a church or a school, or through a non-governmental organisation||434 (82.8)|
|4. What are the causes of cervical cancer?||Many sexual partners, use of plants for intimate care, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV infection, papilloma virus, old age||101 (19.3)|
|5. In your close circle of acquaintances, do you know someone who has had cervical cancer?||Yes||79 (15.1)|
|6. How can cervical cancer be treated?||Surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy||90 (17.2)|
|7. How can you prevent cervical cancer?||Avoid multiple sexual partners, avoid HIV infection, use condoms||92 (17.6)|
|8. Have you ever heard about cervical smears?||Yes||88 (16.8)|
|9. Do you know that suspect lesions can be detected early?||Yes||303 (57.8)|
1241 participants (46.0%) spontaneously mentioned three or more items from the list and got 3 points; 126 (24.0%) gave two items and got 2 points; and 136 (26.0%) gave one item and got one point. The remaining 21 women (4.0%) did not describe any of the listed diseases.
Ali-Risasi et al.
Ali-Risasi et al. BMC Women's Health 2014 14:30 doi:10.1186/1472-6874-14-30