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Effect of Educational Intervention on Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Human Papillomavirus Infection and Its Vaccination among Nursing Students

1Maternity and Gynecological Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University, Egypt

2Obstetrics and Woman Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Benha University, Egypt


American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019, Vol. 7 No. 4, 453-464
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-7-4-7
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Nadia Abd Al-Hamid Atitt-Allah, Rehab Mohammed Abd- Elhady, Ola Abdel-Wahab Afifi Araby. Effect of Educational Intervention on Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Human Papillomavirus Infection and Its Vaccination among Nursing Students. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019; 7(4):453-464. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-7-4-7.

Correspondence to: Ola  Abdel-Wahab Afifi Araby, Obstetrics and Woman Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Benha University, Egypt. Email: Lolobody42012@yahoo.com

Abstract

Background: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the commonest viral sexually transmitted infection in the world and the leading cause of cervical cancer. Aim: of this study was to evaluate the effect of educational intervention on knowledge and attitudes regarding human papillomavirus infection and its vaccination among nursing students. Design: Quasi-experimental design was utilized. Sample: A purposive sample of 200 female nursing students who registered in the first academic year at Faculty of Nursing Benha University. Setting: The study was carried out at Faculty of Nursing Benha University. Tools: Data were collected through two main tools: A self-administered questionnaire to assess students’ general characteristics and knowledge regarding HPV infection and its vaccination, and Modified Likert’s Scale to assess students’ attitude regarding HPV infection and its vaccination. Results: showed that the mean age of studied sample 17.87±0551years. There was improvement with highly statistically significant difference observed in students’ knowledge and attitude regarding HPV infection and its vaccination at post-intervention phase compared with pre-intervention phase (p<0.001). There was positive statistical correlation between total knowledge and total attitude regarding human papilloma virus infection and its vaccination at pre-intervention phase (P> 0.05). While, there was a highly positive statistical significant correlation between total knowledge and total attitude regarding human papilloma virus infection and its vaccination at post-intervention phase (p<0.001). Conclusion: The educational intervention enhanced student’s knowledge and positively changed their attitude regarding human papilloma virus infection and its vaccination. Recommendation: Dissemination of educational program among all female university students regarding human papilloma virus infection and vaccination to prevent the risk of infection and cervical cancer.

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