The Influence of WhatsApp Education Information Communication on Knowledge and Attitude of Early Cervical Cancer Detection Medan


  • Fatwa Imelda Department of Basic and Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Mula Tarigan Department of Basic and Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Heru Santosa Department of Demography and Biostatistic, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia



Attitude, Cervical cancer, Early detection, Knowledge, WhatsApp education information communication


Cervical cancer is a disease that most commonly suffered by women of 30-50 years old which is caused by human papillomavirus infection. Indonesia women's awareness to carry out cervical cancer early detection regularly is low because of lack of knowledge, including risk factors, prevention, and common misconception stating that Pap Smear and VIA tests are taboo and embarrassing. This study is aimed to identify the influence of WhatsApp educational information communication (WEIC) on knowledge and attitudes of early cervical cancer detection program. A quasi-experiment was used in this study with one group pretest-posttest. Fifty women of childbearing age were selected by purposive sampling. The research instrument used a knowledge and attitudes questionnaire on a smartphone that was already installed with WhatsApp. The result of pretest-posttest on knowledge was analyzed using paired sample t-test and obtained p=0.000 (p<0.05) and attitudes pretest-posttest obtained p=0.000 (p<0.05). It can be concluded that there were statistically significant differences between knowledge and attitudes prior and after WEIC is given. 


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Imelda F, Tarigan M, Santosa H. The Influence of WhatsApp Education Information Communication on Knowledge and Attitude of Early Cervical Cancer Detection Medan. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2022 Mar. 28 [cited 2024 Feb. 23];10(T7):121-5. Available from:

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