The influence of the knowledge towards the vaccine against Human Papillomavirus: a randomized clinical trial

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Rodrigo Guilherme Varotti Pereira
José Lúcio Martins Machado
Valéria Menezes Machado
Tangará Jorge Mutran
Luiz Silva dos Santos
Emerson Oliveira
César Eduardo Fernandes


Introduction: The human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and the lower genital tract carcinogenesis. Objective: To evaluate the previous knowledge and the function of educational action towards the reaction regarding the vaccine for Human Papilomavírus (HPV). Methods: Intervention study, like randomized clinical trial, considering 200 18-30 year-old women, divided in two groups submitted to a questionnaire to evaluate the previous knowledge about HPV and its vaccine, and the attitude for the vaccination, with one of the groups receiving intervention through educational action. Results: The attitude towards the vaccine against HPV was different in the group that received the educational action, with 37% of proper personal attitude (p=0,044) and 49% in the transference to a likely daughter (p=0,021). Conclusion: The previous knowledge about HPV and its vaccine is scarce, insufficient and sometimes mistaken. Through the comparison of attitude between different groups it was confirmed that the educational action does a determinant role to the correct women’s attitude to the vaccine against HPV and modifies the conditions of its accession.


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Pereira, R. G. V., Machado, J. L. M., Machado, V. M., Mutran, T. J., Santos, L. S. dos, Oliveira, E., & Fernandes, C. E. (2016). The influence of the knowledge towards the vaccine against Human Papillomavirus: a randomized clinical trial. ABCS Health Sciences, 41(2).
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