Journal article

Which primary care practitioners have poor human papillomavirus (HPV) knowledge? A step towards informing the development of professional education initiatives

Lisa A McSherry, Eamonn O'Leary, Stephan U Dombrowski, Jill J Francis, Cara M Martin, John J O'Leary, Linda Sharp

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Primary care practitioners (PCP) play key roles in cervical cancer prevention. Human papillomavirus (HPV) knowledge is an important influence on PCPs' cervical cancer prevention-related behaviours. We investigated HPV knowledge, and associated factors, among general practitioners (GPs) and practice nurses. METHODS: A survey, including factual questions about HPV infection and vaccination, was mailed to GPs and practice nurses in Ireland. Multivariable logistic regression was used to determine which PCPs had low knowledge (questions correctly answered: infection ≤5/11; vaccination: ≤4/10). Questions least often answered correctly were identified. RESULTS: 697 PCPs participated. Fo..

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