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Singaporean men's knowledge of cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) and their attitudes towards HPV vaccination.
Vaccine. 2009 May 14; 27(22):2989-93.V

Abstract

Little is known of men's knowledge of cervical cancer and its links with human papillomavirus (HPV), or of their attitudes and beliefs about HPV vaccination. This is despite men's sexual behaviour contributing to HPV transmission and their potential role in deciding whether their children are vaccinated against HPV. To address this, a comprehensive survey was conducted in Singapore where plans are underway for an HPV vaccination program. A representative sample of 930 Singaporean men was found to have moderate knowledge of cervical cancer but poor knowledge and awareness of HPV. Although these men showed strong support for HPV vaccination, overall findings highlight the importance of including men in education campaigns that aim to decrease the incidence of cervical and other HPV-related cancers and to increase the uptake of HPV vaccination.

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. m.pitts@latrobe.edu.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19428910

Citation

Pitts, Marian, et al. "Singaporean Men's Knowledge of Cervical Cancer and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Their Attitudes Towards HPV Vaccination." Vaccine, vol. 27, no. 22, 2009, pp. 2989-93.
Pitts M, Smith A, Croy S, et al. Singaporean men's knowledge of cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) and their attitudes towards HPV vaccination. Vaccine. 2009;27(22):2989-93.
Pitts, M., Smith, A., Croy, S., Lyons, A., Ryall, R., Garland, S., Wong, M. L., & Hseon, T. E. (2009). Singaporean men's knowledge of cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) and their attitudes towards HPV vaccination. Vaccine, 27(22), 2989-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2009.02.101
Pitts M, et al. Singaporean Men's Knowledge of Cervical Cancer and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Their Attitudes Towards HPV Vaccination. Vaccine. 2009 May 14;27(22):2989-93. PubMed PMID: 19428910.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Singaporean men's knowledge of cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) and their attitudes towards HPV vaccination. AU - Pitts,Marian, AU - Smith,Anthony, AU - Croy,Samantha, AU - Lyons,Anthony, AU - Ryall,Richard, AU - Garland,Suzanne, AU - Wong,Mee Lian, AU - Hseon,Tay Eng, Y1 - 2009/03/10/ PY - 2008/11/12/received PY - 2009/02/16/revised PY - 2009/02/24/accepted PY - 2009/5/12/entrez PY - 2009/5/12/pubmed PY - 2009/6/13/medline SP - 2989 EP - 93 JF - Vaccine JO - Vaccine VL - 27 IS - 22 N2 - Little is known of men's knowledge of cervical cancer and its links with human papillomavirus (HPV), or of their attitudes and beliefs about HPV vaccination. This is despite men's sexual behaviour contributing to HPV transmission and their potential role in deciding whether their children are vaccinated against HPV. To address this, a comprehensive survey was conducted in Singapore where plans are underway for an HPV vaccination program. A representative sample of 930 Singaporean men was found to have moderate knowledge of cervical cancer but poor knowledge and awareness of HPV. Although these men showed strong support for HPV vaccination, overall findings highlight the importance of including men in education campaigns that aim to decrease the incidence of cervical and other HPV-related cancers and to increase the uptake of HPV vaccination. SN - 0264-410X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19428910/Singaporean_men's_knowledge_of_cervical_cancer_and_human_papillomavirus__HPV__and_their_attitudes_towards_HPV_vaccination_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0264-410X(09)00348-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -