Funding for this research was provided by:
University of Cape Coast, Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC/R/7)
Received: 24 February 2019
Accepted: 29 October 2019
First Online: 11 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University of Cape Coast (Reference number: UCCIRB/CHAS/2017/24). Official permission was sought from the leadership of the various churches. Written informed consent was obtained from participants who could legally give consent to participate in the study and with the assurance of confidentiality and anonymity. For the minors who were involved in the study, parental/guardian consent was obtained in addition to an informed assent from the minors, indicating that the study has been explained to them and they have willingly decided to participate without any form of coercion. Privacy was also ensured at the data collection stage of the research. Additionally, there were no personal identifying information on the instrument. Five women who self-reported experiencing the signs and symptoms of cervical cancer were referred to an obstetrician gynaecologist at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital for further investigation and management. This intervention would have been expanded to cover all the women in the district, but due to the limited funding available for this project, only the selected women benefited. It is hoped that future interventions would be scaled up to cover other women in the district and beyond.
: This is not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.