Awareness regarding human papilloma virus vaccination among medical undergraduates: A study from coastal south india

B. B. Darshan, Ramesh Holla, Suzana Iqbal, Vinod Naik, Sohum Samal, S. Anjani, Ashutosh S. Mahajan

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Introduction: Cervical cancer is one of the commonly occurring cancers among women. More than ninety percent of mortality related cervical cancer are reported from middle and low-income countries. Objectives: To assess the knowledge regarding cervical cancer and HPV vaccination among medical undergraduates in Mangalore. Materials and Method: This cross sectional study was conducted among medical undergraduates studying at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. A pre tested semi structured questionnaire was used for collection of the data. Approval from Institutional Ethics Committee of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore was obtained before commencement of the study. Data was entered and analysed using SPSS ver. 11.5. Results: The study involved 154 (40.3%) males and 228 (59.7%) female students. It was found that that aetiology for cervical cancer was known among 347 (90.8%) and 326 (85.3%) knew about correct mode of transmission. Awareness regarding ideal age for HPV vaccination was observed in 45.5% (n=174) of the participants. Conclusion: The present study showed that awareness regarding cervical cancer was good, but the knowledge regarding HPV vaccination was sub optimal among medical undergraduates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-641
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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