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Article: Assessment of knowledge and stigmatizing attitudes related to human papillomavirus among Hong Kong Chinese healthcare providers

TitleAssessment of knowledge and stigmatizing attitudes related to human papillomavirus among Hong Kong Chinese healthcare providers
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherElsevier Ireland Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijgo
Citation
International Journal Of Gynecology And Obstetrics, 2012, v. 116 n. 1, p. 52-56 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To assess knowledge and stigmatizing attitudes related to human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV testing among Chinese healthcare providers in Hong Kong. Methods: Between May and September 2010, an anonymous self-administered questionnaire was sent to 247 doctors, nurses, and smear-taking trainees providing cervical screening in Hong Kong. Results: In total, 137 questionnaires were returned. Most participants had basic knowledge about HPV infection and HPV vaccination. Only about 33% knew that high-risk HPV does not cause genital warts, infection is most common among young women, or infected individuals might not have any identifiable sexual risk factors. Regarding HPV testing, 6 of 7 knowledge items were answered incorrectly by many participants (≥ 50%), highlighting a lack of understanding of the indications for HPV testing and the implications of a positive result. About 30% of participants agreed that individuals with HPV infection were sexually easy, responsible for their infection, or had more than 1 sexual partner. More knowledge about HPV infection predicted less stigmatizing attitudes. Conclusion: Continued education on HPV and HPV testing is needed for frontline healthcare providers of screening in Hong Kong. The stigmatizing attitudes toward HPV-infected individuals warrant further exploration of the impact of HPV infection on patient care and interventions. © 2011 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/160051
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.674
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.544
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dc.contributor.authorKwan, TTCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, SSTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTam, KFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, KKLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNgan, HYSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-16T06:01:50Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-16T06:01:50Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Gynecology And Obstetrics, 2012, v. 116 n. 1, p. 52-56en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0020-7292en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/160051-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To assess knowledge and stigmatizing attitudes related to human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV testing among Chinese healthcare providers in Hong Kong. Methods: Between May and September 2010, an anonymous self-administered questionnaire was sent to 247 doctors, nurses, and smear-taking trainees providing cervical screening in Hong Kong. Results: In total, 137 questionnaires were returned. Most participants had basic knowledge about HPV infection and HPV vaccination. Only about 33% knew that high-risk HPV does not cause genital warts, infection is most common among young women, or infected individuals might not have any identifiable sexual risk factors. Regarding HPV testing, 6 of 7 knowledge items were answered incorrectly by many participants (≥ 50%), highlighting a lack of understanding of the indications for HPV testing and the implications of a positive result. About 30% of participants agreed that individuals with HPV infection were sexually easy, responsible for their infection, or had more than 1 sexual partner. More knowledge about HPV infection predicted less stigmatizing attitudes. Conclusion: Continued education on HPV and HPV testing is needed for frontline healthcare providers of screening in Hong Kong. The stigmatizing attitudes toward HPV-infected individuals warrant further exploration of the impact of HPV infection on patient care and interventions. © 2011 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ireland Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijgoen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetricsen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Groupen_HK
dc.subject.meshCervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia - prevention & control - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Personnelen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshPapillomavirus Infections - prevention & control - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshPapillomavirus Vaccines - administration & dosageen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_HK
dc.subject.meshSexual Behavioren_HK
dc.subject.meshSocial Stigmaen_HK
dc.subject.meshVaginal Smearsen_HK
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_HK
dc.titleAssessment of knowledge and stigmatizing attitudes related to human papillomavirus among Hong Kong Chinese healthcare providersen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, KKL:kklchan@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijgo.2011.07.035en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume116en_HK
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