Article Number: DRJHP26819031566
ISSN: 2449-0814

Vol.9, Pp. 28-30, 2021

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Original Research Article

Vaccination education among female secondary school teachers for prevention of cervical cancer in Ondo State, Nigeria

Obalase, Stephen Babatunde


This study investigated cervical cancer vaccination education among female secondary school teachers for the prevention of cervical cancer in Ondo State, Nigeria. Quazi experimental research design of pre and post-intervention with control group was used for the study. The population for the study comprised female secondary school teachers in Ondo State, Nigeria. The sample for the study was 240 consented participants selected among female secondary school teachers in the state. After receiving ethical approval from the Ondo State Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, and the Federal Medical Centre, Owo Research and Ethics Committee, the sample was chosen. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select the participants. The validity of the instrument was established. The correlation coefficient index of 0.80 was obtained and the instrument was considered valid. The reliability coefficient of 0.84 was obtained and was considered good and reliable for the study. The research questions raised were answered descriptively using percentage, mean, standard deviation while all the hypotheses were tested at a 0.05 level of significance using inferential statistics. Based on the analysis of data of this study, there was a significant main effect of treatment on cervical cancer vaccination education among secondary school female teachers. Based on the findings of this study, it was therefore concluded that cervical cancer vaccination education should be incorporated into the school curriculum to create adequate awareness, early detection, and prevention of cervical cancer to enhance a good prognosis. As a result, the researcher recommended that young schoolgirls be fully vaccinated, educated, and a part of services provided in school clinics in order to reduce cervical cancer morbidity and mortality.

Keywords: Cervical cancer, vaccination, commodity supply, prevention, female

 Received: April 6, 2021  Accepted: May 18, 2021  Published: May 30, 2021

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