ERIC Number: EJ662023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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College Students' Knowledge of the Connection between HPV and Cervical Cancer.
Applegate, Trent E.; Jones, Iesha K.
Health Education Monograph Series: Student Monograph, v19 n2 p1-5 2002
Investigated college students' knowledge of the relationship between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer. Few students knew what HPV was. Most of the females who had been screened knew that a Pap smear could detect HPV and cervical cancer. Over half of the students did not realize the link between HPV and cervical cancer. Students learned about HPV from many sources besides their physicians (friends, family, and the media). (SM)
Descriptors: Cancer, College Students, Females, Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The National Professional Health Education Honorary, 2000 University Avenue, Muncie, IN 47306.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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