Published: 2022-03-25

A study on knowledge and perception of HPV infection and vaccination amongst medical students, Barabanki

Vijayshree Verma, Vaibhav Singh, Lawanya Verma, Ankur Srivastav, Sandhya Mishra


Background: Cervical cancer is third most common cancer in women worldwide and fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in India it’s a leading cancer in women responsible for more than 74,000 deaths per year. To assess knowledge, attitude towards HPV infection and HPV vaccination.

Methods: Cross sectional study which was conducted at Mayo institute of medical sciences, Barabanki in January 2022. 150 medical students aged between 18-23 years were included in study.

Results: The survey sample consisted of 150 medical students aged between 18-23 years with a mean age of 20.56±1.67 years. Around 22 (14.66%) of responders achieved a total knowledge score of 15 or higher, meaning that they correctly answered more than 15 out of 20 knowledge questions on HPV.

Conclusions: There is an urgent need for educational Intervention both formal and informal, not only for girls and boys but also for parents to change their attitude towards HPV vaccination.



HPV, Knowledge, Medical students

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