Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

HPV knowledge, attitude and awareness: A study of Hispanic women
by DeHaro, Yuliana, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 55; 1527694
Abstract (Summary)

This secondary data analysis utilized pre-existing data from the 2007 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) to explore associations between knowledge, awareness and attitude of Hispanic women on Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection. The study also analyzed the relationship between demographic factors (age, poverty level, and duration of stay in the United States) and their knowledge, awareness and attitude of HPV infection. The study sample consisted of 351 Hispanic women ages 18 to 26 years old. The findings revealed that women who administered the Pap smear test are more likely to decrease their risk of contracting HPV infection and cervical cancer. In addition, findings showed that knowledge, attitude and awareness on HPV encouraged women to administer the HPV vaccine.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Womens studies, Latin American Studies, Public health, Demography
Keywords: Demographic factors, Hispanic women, Human papillomavirus, Pap smear test
Publication Number: 1527694
ISBN: 978-1-303-92549-8
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