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Article: Beliefs about cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) and acceptability of HPV vaccination among Chinese women in Hong Kong

TitleBeliefs about cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) and acceptability of HPV vaccination among Chinese women in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsAsian women
Cervical cancer
HPV
HPV vaccination
Prevention
Issue Date2007
PublisherAcademic Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ypmed
Citation
Preventive Medicine, 2007, v. 45 n. 2-3, p. 130-134 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To assess the knowledge and beliefs on cervical cancer and HPV infection and to evaluate the acceptability of HPV vaccination among Chinese women. Methods: Seven focus groups were conducted with ethnic Chinese women aged 18-25 (n = 20), 26-35 (n = 13), and 36 and above (n = 16) in a community women's health clinic in Hong Kong in 2006. The discussions were audio taped, transcribed and analyzed. Recurrent themes related to cervical cancer, HPV infection and vaccination were highlighted. Results: Diverse conceptions on likely causes of cervical cancer were noted, covering biological, psychological, environmental, lifestyle and sexual factors. Most women had not heard of HPV and its mode of transmission. The participants had difficulties understanding and accepting the linkage between cervical cancer and the sexually transmitted HPV infection. HPV infection was seen as personally stigmatizing with significant adverse impact on self-esteem and significant relationships. Participants favored HPV vaccination both for themselves and their teenage daughters if authoritative endorsement was provided. Conclusion: Inadequate knowledge and misconceptions on cervical cancer and HPV were common. Most participants welcomed and favored having HPV vaccination. Apart from promoting HPV vaccination, cervical cancer prevention should also include strategies to promote knowledge and minimize the stigmatizing effect of a sexually transmitted HPV infection. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/129016
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.893
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.621
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dc.contributor.authorLee, PWHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKwan, TTCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTam, KFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, KKLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYoung, PMCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, SSTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, ANYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNgan, HYSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-17T04:04:49Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-17T04:04:49Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationPreventive Medicine, 2007, v. 45 n. 2-3, p. 130-134en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0091-7435en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/129016-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To assess the knowledge and beliefs on cervical cancer and HPV infection and to evaluate the acceptability of HPV vaccination among Chinese women. Methods: Seven focus groups were conducted with ethnic Chinese women aged 18-25 (n = 20), 26-35 (n = 13), and 36 and above (n = 16) in a community women's health clinic in Hong Kong in 2006. The discussions were audio taped, transcribed and analyzed. Recurrent themes related to cervical cancer, HPV infection and vaccination were highlighted. Results: Diverse conceptions on likely causes of cervical cancer were noted, covering biological, psychological, environmental, lifestyle and sexual factors. Most women had not heard of HPV and its mode of transmission. The participants had difficulties understanding and accepting the linkage between cervical cancer and the sexually transmitted HPV infection. HPV infection was seen as personally stigmatizing with significant adverse impact on self-esteem and significant relationships. Participants favored HPV vaccination both for themselves and their teenage daughters if authoritative endorsement was provided. Conclusion: Inadequate knowledge and misconceptions on cervical cancer and HPV were common. Most participants welcomed and favored having HPV vaccination. Apart from promoting HPV vaccination, cervical cancer prevention should also include strategies to promote knowledge and minimize the stigmatizing effect of a sexually transmitted HPV infection. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherAcademic Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ypmeden_HK
dc.relation.ispartofPreventive Medicineen_HK
dc.subjectAsian womenen_HK
dc.subjectCervical canceren_HK
dc.subjectHPVen_HK
dc.subjectHPV vaccinationen_HK
dc.subjectPreventionen_HK
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Health-
dc.subject.meshPapillomaviridae - immunology-
dc.subject.meshPapillomavirus Vaccines - therapeutic use-
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance of Health Care-
dc.subject.meshUterine Cervical Neoplasms - prevention and control - virology-
dc.titleBeliefs about cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) and acceptability of HPV vaccination among Chinese women in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0091-7435&volume=45&issue=2-3&spage=130&epage=134&date=2007&atitle=Beliefs+about+cervical+cancer+and+human+papillomavirus+(HPV)+and+acceptability+of+HPV+vaccination+among+Chinese+women+in+Hong+Kong-
dc.identifier.emailChan, KKL:kklchan@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailCheung, ANY:anycheun@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailNgan, HYS:hysngan@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ypmed.2007.07.013en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid17707077-
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dc.identifier.volume45en_HK
dc.identifier.issue2-3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage130en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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