Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The effect of racial disparities and adult supervision in Human Papillomavirus knowledge among female adolescents
by Lam, Nicole N., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 43; 1524132
Abstract (Summary)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. The literature shows that HPV infections lead to cancer and that sexual debut and the number of partners can determine the risk of becoming infected with HPV. The aim of the present study was to identify where racial disparities exist and how adult supervision plays a role in HPV knowledge; the implication is that we can address where there are gaps in HPV knowledge to address this problem. Data from the 2009 California Health Interview Survey were analyzed to understand the relationship between ethnicity, adult supervision, and HPV knowledge in California. The hypotheses that White female adolescents have more HPV knowledge and female adolescents that have adult supervision have more HPV knowledge were supported. Practical implications and suggestions for future research were discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace
Commitee: Acosta-Deprez, Veronica, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Public health, Health education, Health care management
Keywords: Female adolescents, Human Papillomavirus, Racial disparities, STD education
Publication Number: 1524132
ISBN: 978-1-303-52110-2
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