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6th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 27-29, 2022 | Orlando, USA

October 27 -29, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA
NWC 2022

Jyoti Somabhai Patel

Speaker at  Nursing World Conference 2022 - Jyoti Somabhai Patel
Tata Memorial Hospital, India
Title : To assess the knowledge and awareness about breast, cervical and oral cancer screening among oncology nurses in tertiary cancer centre


Background: To better primary health care and better-trained nurses, knowing the causes of cancer provides a basis for understanding the potential for prevention or early detection of the disease. Our study aimed to assess knowledge and awareness about breast, cervical, and oral cancer screening amongst oncology nurses at a tertiary cancer centre.

Methodology: An anonymised questionnaire-based study was conducted amongst nurses at a tertiary cancer centre. We used NCG e-leaning questionnaire to assess knowledge (which includes breast, oral and cervical knowledge, and an awareness-related questionnaire).

Results: A total of 313 participants fulfilled the inclusion criteria and were enrolled in this study. The age range of participants was from 21 to 54 years (mean= 29.8; SD = 8.14). Knowledge and awareness about breast cancer were significantly associated with gender (p=0.014) and marital status (p=0.00). Although, Knowledge and awareness about cervical cancer were significantly associated with gender (p=0.002) and years of experience (p=0.03). The age (p=0.001), marital status (p=0.002), and years of experience (p=<0.001) were statistically significantly associated with knowledge and awareness about oral cancer.

Conclusion: Our data suggest that levels of knowledge and understanding of cervical cancer as well as its preventable nature should be improved. Continuing nurse education may contribute to strengthening cervical cancer screening programs. Nursing staff, if properly aware of this disease, can educate the masses and hence increase health-seeking behavior in women.




Jyotiben Somabhai Patel has completed her Diploma in General Nursing And Midwifery from L.G.  hospital, from Gujarat Nursing Council, Ahmadabad in the year 1992. She has done a course in Infection Control, from S.N.D.T College, Mumbai, conducted in Tata Memorial Hospital in the year 2002, She has done 1st and 2nd  degree of reiki therapy from Gujrat, Baroda, She has completed a Head And Neck Cancer Certificate Course, from Tata Memorial Hospital in the year 2006. She has completed  Diploma In Nursing Administration from Indira Gandhi Open University, Mumbai in the year 2012. She received her MBA degree in Hospital Administration from ICFAI (Sikkim, Manipal University) Mumbai in the year 2016 She has completed a Central VenousAccess Device (CVAD) from S.N.D.T College Mumbai in the year 2017. She has completed her study MSC in counseling and spiritual health from Annamalai University, Tamilnadu in the year 2019-2021, India. She has been awarded for her contribution by Radiation Medicine Centre, BARC, Mumbai in the year 2014. She has presented her study TITLE- “To assess knowledge about breast cancer awareness among novice nurses in tertiary cancer centre”, In  Allied academies 16th international conference in Germany, in the year 2019. She has done a study of “ To Assess the Knowledge and Awareness about Breast, Cervical and Oral Cancer Screening Among Oncology Nurses in Tertiary Cancer Centre”, Published in Journal of Oncology Research Review & Report 2021. Currently working as a nurse manager in the Department of Preventive Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital. Mumbai, India.