Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease, yet little is known about the college-age knowledge and prevention practices related to HPV. Although sample vaccination rates mirrored national known vaccination rates, a majority of participants did not complete the three dose vaccine schedule. HPV knowledge was similar between males and females while males were more likely to engage in preventative practices. This information can help healthcare providers reinforce vaccination schedule and prevention practices.
Busen, N. H., Hanks, R. G., Giardino, E. R., & Cron, S. (2016). An Assessment of the Human Papillomavirus Immunization Knowledge, Practices, and Prevention Among a Cohort of Urban College Students. Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety, 1 (1). Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/uthoustonjqualsafe/vol1/iss1/4