Factors Influencing Women’s Intention on HPV Screening and Vaccination


Palpunavam, Prisha and Tan, Khong Sin and Lee, Chin Poo (2022) Factors Influencing Women’s Intention on HPV Screening and Vaccination. In: Postgraduate Colloquium December 2022, 1-15 December 2022, Multimedia University, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Cervical cancer has been classified as the third most common cancer in Malaysia recording 115,238 cases throughout 2012 to 2016. It is preventable if the pre-cancerous cells identified early via screening tests such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), Pap smear and HPV DNA. HPV vaccines are proven effective in clinical trials and acts as a viable prevention strategy against cervical cancer. However, COVID-19 pandemic had disrupted HPV immunisation plans all around the world, causing a standstill situation in uptake of HPV screening and vaccination. Eventhough, there were plenty of HPV awareness campaigns launched to spotlight the benefits but low uptake rate prevail. Various barriers such as low awareness, parental or partner consent, negative perceptions and other deep seated stigmas were identified among women that hinder the HPV immunisation process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Immunization, Health risk assessment
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA421-790.95 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Information Science and Technology (FIST)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2022 04:12
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2022 04:12
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/10908


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