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Table 2 The 16-item questionnaire to measure knowledge of cervical cancer

From: Text messages to increase attendance to follow-up cervical cancer screening appointments among HPV-positive Tanzanian women (Connected2Care): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Malaria (mosquito) causes cervical cancer True ❏ False ❏
Pain during urination can be a sign of cervical cancer True ❏ False ❏
Cervical cancer is the most common cancer disease among Tanzanian women True ❏ False ❏
You can get cervical cancer from deep kissing True ❏ False ❏
It is possible to prevent cervical cancer True ❏ False ❏
Vaginal bleeding is the most common sign of cervical cancer True ❏ False ❏
Too much sun can lead to cervical cancer True ❏ False ❏
A cervical infection will always turn into cancer True ❏ False ❏
HIV-positive women have higher risk of developing cervical cancer True ❏ False ❏
Cervical cancer is often found at an early stage due to obvious symptoms True ❏ False ❏
You can get cervical cancer from unprotected sexual intercourse True ❏ False ❏
Screening can detect cervical infections so they do not develop into cancer True ❏ False ❏
Cervical cancer is the main cause of cancer-related death among women True ❏ False ❏
Cervical cancer is most common for women in their 20s True ❏ False ❏
Itchiness in the vaginal area can be a sign of cervical cancer True ❏ False ❏
A virus called ‘Human papilloma virus’ (HPV) causes cervical cancer True ❏ False ❏