Intention to Get HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer in young women based on knowledge profile and health belief model theory
Firly Fajar Imani,
Rifdah Atikah Safitri
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Firly Fajar Imani: Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
Nurul Cholifah: Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
Mutrikah: Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
Rifdah Atikah Safitri: Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
Journal of Advances in Health and Medical Sciences, 2018, vol. 4, issue 2, 60-64
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is sexually transmitted virus and passed on through genital contact or sexual ac- tivity. It is the main cause of cervical cancer. WHO estimated 570.000 new cases of cervical cancer in 2018 and approximately 90% mortality occurred in low- and middle-income countries. The aim of this research is to find out young women’s intention to get HPV vaccination, the primary prevention of cervical cancer. Non-random sampling is used as sampling method and total 108 respondents from Indonesia participated in this research. The results show the intention to get HPV vaccine is low, amount of 39.8% (n = 43). Approximately 40.7% (n = 44) respondents have high knowledge, but there is not correlation between knowledge level and intention to do HPV vaccination. In Health Belief Model (HBM) construct, 100% (n = 108) respondents have high perception in perceive severity and 96.3% (n = 104) respondents have high perception in perceive benefit. Meanwhile, 61.1% (n = 66) of respon- dents show low perception of perceived barrier, that means mostly respondents have barriers to get HPV vaccine. Therefore, effort to spread information about cervical cancer and HPV vaccine is needed to increase intention of young women to do HPV vaccination.
Keywords: Cervical cancer; HPV vaccination; Health belief model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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