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Knowledge and Attitude of Iranian University Students toward Human Papilloma Virus
- Ghojazadeh, Morteza (Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Azar, Zahra Fardi (Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical Faculty, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Saleh, Parviz (Infectious and Tropical Disease Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Naghavi-Behzad, Mohammad (Medical Philosophy and History Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Azar, Nastaran Ghodratnezhad (Imam Hassan Mojtaba Talented High School)
- Published : 2012.12.31
Introduction: Increasing prevalence of human papilloma virus (HPV) infection and its association with cervical cancer as a leading cause of death make it necessary to evaluate and improve the public knowledge, especially of university students, about this cause of disease. Methods: A cross-sectional study of knowledge and attitude of a total 669 students from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences was therefore performed with a modified validated questionnaire, arranged into 5 parts and containing 55 questions, in July 2011. Questions were directed to study socio-demographic characteristics of the participant, knowledge about HPV disease, transmission route, relationship with cervical cancer, predisposing factors, and participants attitude toward people with HPV infection. Results: All of the participants were Moslem with a mean age
Human papilloma virus;medicine;knowledge;prevention
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