School-based human papillomavirus vaccination: An opportunity to increase knowledge about cervical cancer and improve uptake of screening.

@article{Dreyer2015SchoolbasedHP,
  title={School-based human papillomavirus vaccination: An opportunity to increase knowledge about cervical cancer and improve uptake of screening.},
  author={Greta Dreyer and Frederick Haynes van der Merwe and Matthys Hendrik Botha and Leon Cornelius Snyman and Deborah Constant and Cathy Visser and Justin Harvey},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2015},
  volume={105 11},
  pages={912-6}
}
BACKGROUND Poor knowledge about cervical cancer plays a role in limiting screening uptake. HPV vaccination provides an untested platform to distribute information that could possibly improve knowledge and screening coverage. OBJECTIVE To measure changes in knowledge and screening uptake when information and screening opportunities were provided to mothers of adolescent HPV vaccine recipients. METHODS During an HPV vaccine implementation project in the Western Cape (WC) and Gauteng Province… CONTINUE READING