Teenagers' knowledge about HPV infection and HPV vaccination in the first year of the public vaccination programme

F. Sopracordevole, F. Cigolot, V. Gardonio, F. Boselli, J. Di Giuseppe, A. Ciavattini

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess teens' knowledge of HPV infection and vaccination one year after the initiation of the public vaccination programme and information campaign on the disease and the opportunity of vaccination. Between 15 May and 15 June 2009, a survey was carried out on 1,105 teenagers attending high schools in a town in the northeast of Italy by means of an anonymous and unannounced questionnaire covering the knowledge of HPV infection, transmission, prevention, vaccination and postvaccination behaviours. Only 75% of teens knew what HPV infection is (92%of girls vs 51%of boys, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2319-2325
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volume31
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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