[Home ]     [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit :: Contact ::
:: Volume 25, Number 100 (Journal of Guilan University of medical Sciences 2017) ::
Back to browse issues page 3 2017, 25(100): 1-10
Knowledge and Attitudes of Medical Students Toward Human Papilloma Virus in Rasht, 2013
A Pourkazemi, A Ghanbari *, F Fakour, S Ghorbani
Social Determinants of Health Research Center (SDHRC), Department of Nursing, Associate Professor, Guilan University of Medical Science, Rasht, Iran
Abstract:   (681 Views)

Introduction: Human papillomavirus (HPV) as the most common sexually transmitted disease, is directly associated with cervical cancer. The survey of knowledge and attitudes is a central point in determining the most appropriate strategies for effective intervention plan. Medical students as future public health workers can promote the community awareness about cervical cancer and how to prevent it.

Objective: Hence, researchers decided to survey the HPV knowledge and attitudes of the medical students.

Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 201 medical students were randomly selected. A questionnaire consisting of two parts of awareness (36 questions) and attitude (9 questions) was used. Scores higher than the average were defined as good knowledge and attitudes. CVI and CVR were calculated for validity and the values of both were greater than 90%. Reliability was assessed using Cronbach's alpha that was more than 80 %. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS software version 19.

Results: In this study, mean age of medical students was 24.8±1.66 years and 56.2% of them were female. The source of information about HPV in 83.1 % of students was medical courses. The mean score obtained from the knowledge questionnaire was 18.9 ± 4.37 and 57.2% of students had poor knowledge about HPV. Knowledge was significantly related with age (P=0.002), taking lessons in virology (P=0.0001) and source of information (P=0.038). The mean score obtained from attitude questionnaires was 23.57±3.29 and 57.2% of students had good attitudes. Attitude about human papilloma virus was significantly related with taking lessons in virology (P=0.01) and source of information (P=0.007).A positive correlation between the scores of knowledge and attitude among medical students was seen (P>0.0001).

Conclusion: This study showed that the knowledge in more than half of the students was poor, however, the attitude in more than half of students was good. Plan for training programs to increase student awareness about HPV during their educational course is suggested.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Keywords: Attitude Awareness Papillomavirus, Human Students, Medical
Full-Text [PDF 204 kb]   (347 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/01/25 | Accepted: 2017/01/25 | Published: 2017/01/25
Add your comments about this article
Your username or email:

Write the security code in the box >



XML   Persian Abstract   Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Pourkazemi A, Ghanbari A, Fakour F, Ghorbani S. Knowledge and Attitudes of Medical Students Toward Human Papilloma Virus in Rasht, 2013. 3. 2017; 25 (100) :1-10
URL: http://journal.gums.ac.ir/article-1-1331-en.html
Back to browse issues page Volume 25, Number 100 (Journal of Guilan University of medical Sciences 2017)
مجله دانشگاه علوم پزشکی گیلان Journal of Guilan University of Medical Sciences
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.137 seconds with 814 queries by yektaweb 3322