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Salud Pública de México

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MAZZADI, Alejandro; PAOLINO, Melisa  and  ARROSSI, Silvina. Aceptabilidad y conocimientos sobre la vacunación contra el virus del papiloma humano (VPH) en médicos ginecólogos de la Argentina. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2012, vol.54, n.5, pp. 515-522. ISSN 0036-3634.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36342012000500008.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate HPV vaccine acceptability and prescription; knowledge about HPV vaccine; and knowledge about HPV infection and cervical cancer among Argentinean gynecologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between November 2009 and March 2010 we carried out an internet survey of 686 gynecologists. RESULTS: More than 80% of gynecologists prescribed HPV vaccine, knew characteristics of HPV vaccines, and knew that women will still need regular cervical cancer screening after HPV vaccination; 37% had global knowledge about relationship between vaccine, detection and treatment of cervical cancer; 25% underestimated the epidemiological extent of HPV infections, 30% was not aware of the causative relationship between HPV infection and cervical cancer and 40% had global knowledge about management of HPV infection. CONCLUSIONS: HPV vaccine acceptability is high. Physicians need to be fully informed on HPV vaccination and cervical cancer as well as HPV infection management.

Keywords : Papillomavirus vaccines; acceptability; knowledge; physicians.

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