International Journal of Nursing and Health Research

International Journal of Nursing and Health Research


International Journal of Nursing and Health Research
International Journal of Nursing and Health Research
Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2021)

A study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding vaccine against human papilloma virus infection among adolescent girls (14-16 years) in selected schools of Gujarat state with a view to develop an information booklet


Namrata Dobariya

Adolescence is a period of transition to adult life. It is a unique phase of life during which a child goes through tremendous physical, emotional and social changes and sexual maturation occurs. The present-day adolescent is considered to be more knowledgeable about world affairs. One fifth of the world’s population is represented by them. In today’s scenario both the parents are employed to fulfil the increasing demands to maintain the socio-economic status in society, the adolescents hardly receive the guidance of the elders which they need now more than at any other stage in their life. Unfortunately, schools and colleges do not impart a proper education about growing self to these adolescents. Hence, they depend mainly on their peers, magazines, internet and other networking sites for gaining knowledge about their biological changes and social values. With little or inaccurate knowledge, these young people engage in sexual activities, rendering themselves vulnerable to venereal diseases. (A. Parthasarathy, M.K.S Nair, 2006) HPVs are small (55nm), DNA containing viruses, cause a variety of proliferative cutaneous and mucosal lesions, including common skin warts, benign and malignant a genital tract lesions, and life-threatening respiratory papillomata. HPV is a sexually transmitted virus, sometimes symptomatic, nature and infecting most mammalian and many non-mammalian animal species. Strains are almost always species specific. Most HPV-related infections in children and adolescents are benign. (A. Parthasarathy, M.K.S Nair, 2006) Objectives: 1. To assess the existing knowledge of adolescent girls regarding vaccine against Human Papilloma Virus infection. 2. To assess the attitude of adolescent girls regarding vaccine against Human Papilloma Virus infection. 3. To find out association between the level of knowledge and selected demographic variables of adolescent girls about vaccine against Human Papilloma Virus infection. 4. To improve the knowledge of adolescent girls regarding vaccine against Human Papilloma Virus infection by developing information booklet.
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Namrata Dobariya. A study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding vaccine against human papilloma virus infection among adolescent girls (14-16 years) in selected schools of Gujarat state with a view to develop an information booklet. International Journal of Nursing and Health Research, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2021, Pages 25-26
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