Investigation of attitudes of female health professionals to vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Zoe Roupa, Georgia Gkavogianni, Maria Noula, Agoritsa Koulouri, Charalambos Charalambous, Aristidis Vasilopoulos
2019 Zenodo  
Introduction: Vaccination against HPV is one of the most important preventive interventions in the fight against cervical cancer. In our country, the two-volume(HPV2) and the four-volume (HPV4) vaccine against HPV are available to teenagers and young women. Aim: To record the attitude and receptiveness of women's occupational health on vaccination against HPV. Material and Method: For the collection of the data, used the questionnaire of the research program "Lysistrate", from University of
more » ... m University of Thessaloniki during the period March - April 2016, in women health professionals of the General Hospital of Karditsa (N = 235). Results: The 59.4% of women knew about the presence of the vaccine with 57.4% being susceptible to administration. The main reasons for denying vaccination are distrust, fear and lack of information. Women who visited the gynecologist more than 3 times a year had performed the Pap test at least once in their life than those who had never visited it (x2 = 11,858, p = 0.008). Conclusions: The findings of this study demonstrate and reflect on how HPVs perceive or act on HPV prevention. Disapproved and inadequate knowledge of the benefits of the vaccine are negative stimuli to acceptance by the general population.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2620185 fatcat:wbcd6glowbcqppvqzksup6lecu