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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2012;16(2):186-194.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2012.16.2.186    Published online July 31, 2012.
Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Status and Related Factors among Some Female College Students
방승현1, 유애리1, 조선영1, 최인선1, 김성완1, 정유1, 이은혜1, 장춘태1, 한미아2
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일부 여대생에서 인유두종 바이러스 예방접종과 관련요인
방승현1, 유애리1, 조선영1, 최인선1, 김성완1, 정유1, 이은혜1, 장춘태1, 한미아2
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Abstract
Objectives
The purpose of this study was to investigate the vaccination status of female university students for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for cervical cancer prevention, as well as factors associated with vaccination.
Methods
348 female university students were selected using convenience sampling methods. Demographic characteristics, health-related behavior, and cervical cancer-related knowledge were collected by self-reported questionnaire on 9~10 November 2011. Vaccinated subjects were defined as those who received at least one of the three doses in the HPV vaccine series. The differences in vaccination status were tested with chi-square test, t-test and multiple logistic regression analysis.
Results
Of 348 female students, 39 (11.2%) reported that they were vaccinated. In simple analysis, age, major, allowance, parental academic background, obstetrics and gynecology visiting experience and knowledge about HPV vaccination were associated with being vaccinated. In multiple logistic regression, having a high allowance (OR=3.97, 95% CI=1.37~11.53), having parents with a high academic background (OR=3.14, 95% CI=1.13~8.68) and having more knowledge about HPV vaccination (OR=2.27, 95% CI=1.15~4.48) were significantly associated with being vaccinated.
Conclusions
Allowance, parental academic background and knowledge about HPV vaccination were associated with vaccination status. Considering these factors will help in decision-making regarding HPV vaccination. Future study is needed to include other populations involved in making decisions about HPV vaccination, including adolescents and their parents.
Key Words: human papillomavirus vaccines, knowledge, uterine cervical neoplasms, vaccination


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