Impact of educational intervention on cervical cancer screening uptake among reproductive age women

Ajoke Akinola, Menira S. Constance


The objective of this review is to examine the efficacy of educational approaches in increasing women's adoption of cervical screening. A search was conducted through PubMed, Medline and Google Scholar. Articles that met the eligibility criteria were reviewed. The preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analysis (PRISMA) guided the data synthesis and reporting. We conducted a qualitative synthesis of evidence and pooled individual research results in meta-analyses using RevMan 5.3 review manager, where applicable. Heterogeneity has been estimated for total summary results of studies pooled together. Quality analysis of the papers was done using JADAD scale. This meta-analysis included a total of nine articles (n=2316). Statistical research findings indicate that the use of cervical cancer educational approaches substantially improved cervical cancer screening rates and screening acceptability by double folds 2.88. The results of this study support the use of educational intervention for cervical cancer to increase the acceptance of cervical cancer screening by women. We also recommend more research to assess the efficacy of various teaching approaches and the effect of intervention length on the rise in women's cervical cancer screening services utilization.



Educational intervention, Cervical cancer, Screening, Reproductive age women

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