Human Papillomavirus Infection and Vaccination: Awareness and Knowledge of HPV and Acceptability of HPV Vaccine among Mothers of Teenage Daughters in Weihai, Shandong, ChinaReportar como inadecuado




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In preparation for the introduction of human papillomavirus HPV vaccine, we investigated awareness and knowledge of HPV-HPV vaccine and potential acceptability to HPV vaccine among mothers with a teenage daughter in Weihai, Shandong, China. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2013 with a sample of 1850 mothers who had a daughter aged 9–17 years attending primary, junior and senior high schools. In the final sample N = 1578, response rate 85.30%, awareness of HPV was reported by 305 19.32% mothers. Awareness varied significantly by daughter’s age P<0.01, mother’s education level P<0.01, mother’s occupation P<0.01, household income P<0.01 and residence type P<0.01. Knowledge about HPV-HPV vaccine was poor with a mean total score of 3.56 SD = 2.40 out of a possible score of 13. Mothers with a higher education level reported higher levels of knowledge P = 0.02. Slightly more than one-fourth 26.49% of mothers expressed their potential acceptability of HPV vaccine for their daughters. Acceptability increased along with increased daughters’ age P<0.01, household income P<0.01 and knowledge level P<0.01. House wives and unemployed mothers had the highest acceptability P<0.01. The most common reasons for not accepting HPV vaccination were -My daughter is too young to have risk of cervical cancer 30.95%- -The vaccine has not been widely used, and the decision will be made after it is widely used 24.91%- -Worry about the safety of the vaccine 22.85%-. Awareness and knowledge of HPV-HPV vaccines are poor and HPV vaccine acceptability is low among these Chinese mothers. These results may help inform appropriate health education programs in this population.



Autor: Yang Yu , Minglei Xu , Jiandong Sun, Ruiying Li, Meilan Li, Jianguang Wang, Dongfeng Zhang , Aiqiang Xu

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