- Volume 15 Issue 17
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Mothers' Knowledge and Attitudes about HPV Vaccination to Prevent Cervical Cancers
- Kose, Dilek (Department of Pediatric Nursing, Division of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, Sakarya University) ;
- Erkorkmaz, Unal (Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya University) ;
- Cinar, Nursan (Department of Pediatric Nursing, Division of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, Sakarya University) ;
- Altinkaynak, Sevin (Department of Pediatric Nursing, Division of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, Sakarya University)
- Published : 2014.09.15
Background: Cervical cancer which is one of the most preventable cancers is an important public health problem worldwide, and especially in developing countries. The aim of this study was to determine knowledge and attitudes about the HPV vaccination of mothers with 0- to 18-year old children. Materials and Methods: Written approval was taken from the local authorities. The study subjects consisted of 799 mothers who agreed to participate. The data were collected via a "Personal Information Form" which included 30 questions that were prepared by the researchers themselves in line with the literature. The data were collected by face to face interviews with the mothers. Analyses were performed using commercial software. Results: The mean age of the mothers who participated in the study was
Cervical cancer;human papilloma virus;vaccine;mothers' knowledge and attitudes;Turkey
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