Maria Gottvall

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OBJECTIVE To investigate knowledge of human papillomavirus (HPV) and attitudes to HPV vaccination and condom use among Swedish first year upper secondary school students. METHODS Classroom questionnaire filled in by 608 students from a strategic sample of seven upper secondary schools in Sweden. RESULTS Only 13.5% (n = 82) of the students had heard(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an educational intervention concerning human papillomavirus (HPV) directed at Swedish first year high school students. The intervention consisted of a class room lesson, a website and a folder. Outcome variables were knowledge of HPV and attitudes to preventive methods such as HPV vaccination, condom use(More)
AIM To investigate school nurses' perceptions of HPV immunization, and their task of administering the vaccine in a planned school-based program in Sweden. METHOD Data were collected through five focus group interviews with school nurses (n=30). The interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim and analyzed using content analysis. FINDINGS The theme(More)
BACKGROUND From spring of 2012, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine against cervical cancer is offered free of charge to all girls aged 10-12 years through a school-based vaccination programme in Sweden. The aim of this study was to explore how parents reason when they accept HPV vaccination for their young daughter and also their views on HPV-related(More)
BACKGROUND Many Western countries have cervical cancer screening programmes and have implemented nation-wide human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programmes for preventing cervical cancer. OBJECTIVE To explore immigrant women's experiences and views on the prevention of cervical cancer, screening, HPV vaccination and condom use. DESIGN An exploratory(More)
The aim of this study was to explore the relational aspects of the consent process for HPV vaccination as experienced by school nurses, based on the assumption that individuals have interests related to persons close to them, which is not necessarily to be apprehended as a restriction of autonomy; rather as a voluntary and emotionally preferred involvement(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore parents' views of extending the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme to also include boys. DESIGN Explorative qualitative design using individual, face-to-face, interviews and inductive thematic analysis. SETTING 11 strategically chosen municipalities in central Sweden. PARTICIPANTS Parents (n=42) who were offered HPV(More)
A high proportion of refugees have been subjected to potentially traumatic experiences (PTEs), including torture. PTEs, and torture in particular, are powerful predictors of mental ill health. This paper reports the development and preliminary validation of a brief refugee trauma checklist applicable for survey studies. METHODS A pool of 232 items was(More)
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