Knowledge on human papilloma virus vaccination

Vineeta Jose, Malathi G. Nayak, Preethy Jawahar

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A comparative study was conducted to assess the knowledge on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination among health professionals and non health professionals in selected institutions of Manipal University, Manipal. The objectives were to assess the knowledge on HPV vaccination and compare among health and non health professionals. Methods and materials: A survey approach using comparative research design was used for the study. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select 45 samples to each group i.e. health professionals and non health professionals working in institutions of Manipal University by administering structured knowledge questionnaire to collect the data. It was found that health professional had average knowledge (55.6%) and 2.2% had good knowledge and among non health professionals majority shows poor knowledge (80%). Conclusion: Health professional had highest level knowledge which shows it is clinically significant but statistically there was no significance between knowledge among health and non health professionals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)865-870
Number of pages6
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 10-2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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