Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Human Papillomavirus, Human Papillomavirus Vaccine and Cervical Cancer, Human Papllimavirus Vaccination History among Female Bachelor Degree Students at Chulalongkorn University
Keywords:Human papillomavirus, Human papillomavirus vaccine, Cervical cancer
A cross sectional study was carried out in five simple random selected faculties in Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. The main purposes of this study were to evaluate the level of knowledge, attitude towards human papillomavirus vaccine and cervical cancer, to assess the rate of used and not used human papillomavirus vaccine and to identify the association between knowledge, attitude, socio-demographic and other factors to students used and not used human papillomavirus vaccine. There were a total of 400 female bachelor degree students in this study and data were collected by using self administered questionnaire and analyzed by percentage, arithmetic mean, standard deviation, chi-square and the level of statistic significance was set to be to be at the p-value of lesser than 0.05. The result showed that most of the participants (68.2%) had low knowledge regarding human papillomavirus, human papillomavirus vaccine and cervical cancer and the rate of used human papillomavirus vaccine among participants was 10.9%. Statistic analysis showed that students’ knowledge is significantly associated with students’ attitude and students’ faculty (p<0.001) and the practice of used vaccine among respondents is significantly associated with participant parents’ income (P< 0.001).