Kalampokas T1, Gregory S2, Maravelakis P3, Msaouel P1, Salakos N1, Kyriopoulos J2
1Second Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Aretaieio hospital, Athens, Greece
2National School of Public Health, Athens, Greece
3University of Aegean, Greece
Correspondence: Salakos N, 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Aretaieio hospital, 76 Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens, GR-11528, Greece
Objective: To evaluate the attitudes of Greek young women towards Pap-test and its role in uterine cervix cancer prevention. Material and methods: We used a questionnaire in order to identify the basic aspects of Greek women health attitudes towards Pap-test and other gynaecological health aspects. Results: The results show a lack even of basic knowledge for Pap-test and its usefulness in preventing cervical cancer. Conclusions: Educational programs should be implemented in order to increase recognition of the benefits of Pap-test in uterine cancer prevention.
Keywords: Pap-test, health attitudes, uterine cervix cancer