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Knowledge, attitude, and practice of medical and health sciences students in IIUM Kuantan regarding human papilloma virus vaccination

Mohammed Ahmed, Abdulkareem and Elsayed, Tarek Mohamed Ali and Fata Nahas, Abdul Rahman and Jamshed, Shazia Qasim (2018) Knowledge, attitude, and practice of medical and health sciences students in IIUM Kuantan regarding human papilloma virus vaccination. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. p. 102. E-ISSN 0975-8232

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Introduction: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the major causal agent for the fourth most frequent cancer in women which is cervical cancer. HPV vaccine is already available as the primary prophylactic method for cervical cancer. The objective of this study was to assess the level of knowledge, attitude and practice regarding HPV and its vaccination among medical and health sciences students in the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Materials and Methods: This study was conducted from November until December 2017. Pretested and validated questionnaire was distributed among third-year students from the faculties of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and allied health sciences. Results: The results showed that the level of knowledge was good for medicine and dentistry students while poor for pharmacy and allied health sciences students. Medicine students showed the highest level of knowledge compared to other faculties (p=0.000016). The majority of students had a positive attitude towards HPV vaccination. A small percentage of students were fully vaccinated (13.65%, 37) with no significant difference between different faculties. Conclusion: In conclusion, the levels of knowledge and attitude of the respondents were high and positive, respectively. More awareness, healthcare programs, and campaigns should be run at the campus.

Item Type: Article (Meeting Abstract)
Additional Information: 6772/75850
Uncontrolled Keywords: KAP,health sciences, HPV, Malaysia
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA644.3 Chronic and Noninfectious Diseases and Public Health
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: Dr. Abdulkareem Mohammed Al-Shami
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2019 11:10
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2019 11:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/75850

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