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Article: The effect of school-based cervical cancer education on perceptions towards human papillomavirus vaccination among Hong Kong Chinese adolescent girls

TitleThe effect of school-based cervical cancer education on perceptions towards human papillomavirus vaccination among Hong Kong Chinese adolescent girls
Authors
KeywordsCervical cancer
Chinese adolescent girls
HPV vaccination
School-based health education
Issue Date2011
PublisherElsevier Ireland Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/pec
Citation
Patient Education And Counseling, 2011, v. 84 n. 1, p. 118-122 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To evaluate the effects of school-based cervical cancer education on Hong Kong Chinese adolescent girls. Methods: Adolescent girls (n=953) in local secondary schools attended a tailored educational program on cervical cancer prevention. Self-administered questionnaires were used before and after the program to measure its effects on participants' knowledge, attitude and perceived social norms towards human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and their intention to be HPV vaccinated. Results: Before the program, HPV vaccine acceptance was favorable but relevant knowledge was low. After the program, participants had greater knowledge and a more positive attitude (both p<0.001), with more girls anticipating family (41.6% before vs. 58.9% after) and peer support (32.8% before vs. 56.9% after). There were 11.3% more girls who indicated an intention to accept the vaccine afterward. More knowledge, a more positive attitude and perceived support from significant others predicted a stronger intention to be HPV vaccinated. Conclusion: The educational program had a positive impact on participants' perceptions towards HPV vaccination and their intention to be vaccinated. Practice implications: School-based cervical cancer education is a viable means to meet the substantial educational needs of adolescents. Promotion of HPV vaccination should also include educating and influencing perceptions of families and peers. © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135421
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.232
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.279
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Wong Check She Charitable Foundation
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Hong Kong
Funding Information:

This study was jointly funded by The Wong Check She Charitable Foundation and The Research Fund from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Hong Kong. We would like to thank the following schools for participating in the study: Diocesan Girls' School, Hong Kong True Light College, Tack Ching Girls' Secondary School and Wa Ying College.

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dc.contributor.authorKwan, TTCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTam, KFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLee, PWHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, KKLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNgan, HYSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-27T01:34:57Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-27T01:34:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationPatient Education And Counseling, 2011, v. 84 n. 1, p. 118-122en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0738-3991en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135421-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To evaluate the effects of school-based cervical cancer education on Hong Kong Chinese adolescent girls. Methods: Adolescent girls (n=953) in local secondary schools attended a tailored educational program on cervical cancer prevention. Self-administered questionnaires were used before and after the program to measure its effects on participants' knowledge, attitude and perceived social norms towards human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and their intention to be HPV vaccinated. Results: Before the program, HPV vaccine acceptance was favorable but relevant knowledge was low. After the program, participants had greater knowledge and a more positive attitude (both p<0.001), with more girls anticipating family (41.6% before vs. 58.9% after) and peer support (32.8% before vs. 56.9% after). There were 11.3% more girls who indicated an intention to accept the vaccine afterward. More knowledge, a more positive attitude and perceived support from significant others predicted a stronger intention to be HPV vaccinated. Conclusion: The educational program had a positive impact on participants' perceptions towards HPV vaccination and their intention to be vaccinated. Practice implications: School-based cervical cancer education is a viable means to meet the substantial educational needs of adolescents. Promotion of HPV vaccination should also include educating and influencing perceptions of families and peers. © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ireland Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/pecen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofPatient Education and Counselingen_HK
dc.subjectCervical canceren_HK
dc.subjectChinese adolescent girlsen_HK
dc.subjectHPV vaccinationen_HK
dc.subjectSchool-based health educationen_HK
dc.titleThe effect of school-based cervical cancer education on perceptions towards human papillomavirus vaccination among Hong Kong Chinese adolescent girlsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, KKL:kklchan@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.pec.2010.06.018en_HK
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