Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Towards Cervical Cancer Screening and HPV Vaccine among Medical Fraternity: An Observational Study
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 9, Pages 289-295
AbstractAims and Objectives: Our goals are to determine how well educated female medical professionals are on HPV infections and vaccination.
Materials and Methods- An observational research was done to study the level of familiarity physicians have with HPV infection and vaccination. In order to study people's openness to and perspective on vaccination, as well as their familiarity with the illness and its symptoms, a survey was done.
Results: Three hundred doctors agreed to take part in the study. They're among the age group of 25 and 40, with an average age of 35.78. The fact that HPV is an STD is common knowledge among 201 professionals. About two-thirds (291) of doctors have cited HPV as a possible reason for cervical cancer. In fact, just 93 people (31% of the total) know that vaginal infections may raise the probability of developing cervical cancer. Only 70 of the doctors and nurses tested positive for Pap smears or HPV, and only 25 had ever been vaccinated against the virus.
Conclusion: Insufficient medical education could have negative effects on the health of the general public, as stated in the conclusion. Aspiring health educators must therefore be well-versed on HPV, cervical cancer, and preventative strategies.
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