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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 2431-2434
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.283


Knowledge and Awareness of Cervical Cancer, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and HPV Vaccine among Screening Women: A Cross-Sectional Study from a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India
Priya Arumugam1, Syed Habeebullah2 and Subhash Chandra Parija1*
1Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, JIPMER, Puducherry, India
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, JIPMER, Puducherry, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Even though cervical cancer is quite a common cancer in India, there are limited studies on the knowledge and awareness about the disease. It is important to assess the knowledge among the screening populations have about cervical cancer and Human papillomavirus (HPV) and their attitudes toward HPV vaccination, as it will directly influence their decision-making for the acceptability of healthcare programs. Public education and awareness about HPV infection, HPV vaccination programs are pertinent for a successful cervical cancer screening program available in the country. Our present study was designed to assess the level of knowledge and awareness about cervical cancer, HPV, and the HPV vaccine among screening women in tertiary care hospital, Puducherry. Qualitative data were collected from screening population through in-depth interviews in the Gynecological Outpatient Department at JIPMER, a tertiary care hospital in India during July 2013 – Aug 2014. A total of 152 women were recruited and asked to participate in a questionnaire-based interview that collected qualitative data about their awareness and knowledge about: (1) cervical cancer, (2) Human papillomavirus and (3) HPV vaccine. The study was approved by the institutional ethics committee. Written informed consent was taken from the women who were enrolled in this study.


Keywords: Cervical cancer, Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
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Priya Arumugam, Syed Habeebullah and Subhash Chandra Parija. 2018. Knowledge and Awareness of Cervical Cancer, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and HPV Vaccine among Screening Women: A Cross-Sectional Study from a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 2431-2434. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.283