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Knowledge of Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccine Post-Vaccination Among Mothers and Daughters in Vietnam

The authors of this article, published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, assessed and compared knowledge and attitudes about cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, and whether that knowledge was associated with vaccination status, between mothers and daughters in Vietnam. The study participants believed they had received enough information about cervical cancer and HPV vaccines and it was sufficient to make a decision about vaccination. The authors purport that the results suggest the purpose of the HPV vaccine was clearly messaged; however, some misconceptions about cervical cancer and HPV still exist. They conclude that limited knowledge about the magnitude of cervical cancer, HPV as a cause of cervical cancer, and HPV vaccines may have contributed to incomplete vaccination.

Author: Paul P, LaMontagne DS, Le NT

Published: 2012

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Citation: Paul P, LaMontagne DS, Le NT. Knowledge of Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccine Post-Vaccination Among Mothers and Daughters in Vietnam. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2012;13:2587-2592.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Topics: Advocacy and communications, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Asia