Objective: The aim of this survey is to compare the main sources of information about vaccination against Human papillomavirus (HPV) of young women aged over-18 and under-18 years. Methods: A multicenter study was carried out in Italy through the administration of a questionnaire. Univariate analyses were conducted to evaluate possible differences between age groups and different locations (chi. -square test and Fisher test where possible). Results: The sample consisted of 987 young women. The main sources of information about HPV vaccination are represented by magazines/books (23.1%) and TV (20.5%) for the over-18s, while for the under-18s the sources are general practitioners (22.6%) and pediatricians (15.4%). The over-18s with health professionals as parents consult mostly gynecologists (27.7%) and general practitioners (20.5%). Discussion: This study highlights lack of information on HPV vaccination given by health professionals to young women and underlines the need to improve education about cervical cancer, prevention and HPV vaccination. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

Is there a lack of information on HPV vaccination given by health professionals to young women?

P. Gregorio;E. Guidi;M. Bergamini;Silvia Lupi.
2013

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this survey is to compare the main sources of information about vaccination against Human papillomavirus (HPV) of young women aged over-18 and under-18 years. Methods: A multicenter study was carried out in Italy through the administration of a questionnaire. Univariate analyses were conducted to evaluate possible differences between age groups and different locations (chi. -square test and Fisher test where possible). Results: The sample consisted of 987 young women. The main sources of information about HPV vaccination are represented by magazines/books (23.1%) and TV (20.5%) for the over-18s, while for the under-18s the sources are general practitioners (22.6%) and pediatricians (15.4%). The over-18s with health professionals as parents consult mostly gynecologists (27.7%) and general practitioners (20.5%). Discussion: This study highlights lack of information on HPV vaccination given by health professionals to young women and underlines the need to improve education about cervical cancer, prevention and HPV vaccination. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
2013
La Torre, G.; De Vito, E.; Ficarra, M. G.; Firenze, A.; Gregorio, P.; Boccia, A.; Miccoli, S.; Giraldi, G.; Saulle, R.; Semyonov, .; Unim, B.; Ferrara, M.; Langiano, E.; De Belvis, G.; Capizzi, S.; Nardella, R.; Marsala, M. G. L.; Bonanno, V.; Ferrara, C.; Guidi, E.; Bergamini, M.; Lupi, Silvia
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