Knowledge and Attitudes of Productive Age Women About Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) Test in Early Screening of Cervical Cancer in Tihing...

Date 24 November 2018
Event ESMO Asia 2018 Congress
Session Poster display - Cocktail
Topics Cancer Care Delivery in Low Resource Environments
Bioethics, Legal, and Economic Issues
Cervical Cancer
Presenter Rahma Putri
Citation Annals of Oncology (2018) 29 (suppl_9): ix121-ix123. 10.1093/annonc/mdy442
Authors R.C. Putri1, A.B.S. Satyarsa1, L. Marina Wirahartato1, L.P.D. Virayanti1, K. Wiswa Mitra Kenwa1, P.A.T. Adiputra2, I.W. Sudarsa2
  • 1Medical Faculty, Udayana University, 80232 - Denpasar/ID
  • 2Surgical Oncology, Sanglah General Hospital, 80114 - Denpasar/ID



Cervical cancer is one of frequent woman’s cancer in the world and also contributes to cancer related morbidity in Bali. Especially in Klungkung district, advanced stage of cervical cancer is most diagnosed. The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between the level of knowledge and the attitude of local-productive age women toward VIA test.


A pre-experimental cross-sectional study-based community was conduct on 13th – 14th May 2017 in Tihingan village, Klungkung district, Bali province using validated questionnaire. Analysis of data by using chi-square with confidence level 95% or p value ≤0,05 is categorized as significant.


60 respondents were involved in this study with mean age 40.65±13.32 years. More than half of respondents were having high school education and 75% know about cervical cancer. However, 46.6% were known about VIA test. The level of education was significantly associated with the level of knowledge about VIA test and attitude of VIA test performance by respondents (p < 0.05). Risk assessment for each variables showed that all variables had OR > 5 with biggest OR on the level of education (OR: 16.9; 95%CI: 2.04-140.21).


We conclude that the level of education, knowledge about cervical cancer, early symptoms of cervical cancer, cervical cancer prevention, and frequency of VIA test in reproductive women in Tihingan village, Klungkung District, Bali with low level of education posed the greatest risk of not VIA test.

Editorial acknowledgement

Clinical trial identification

Legal entity responsible for the study

Ethics Committee, Medical Faculty, Udayana University.


Has not received any funding.


All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.