An Analysis of the Knowledge and Social Determinants of Preventative Care Against HPV Among College Students

dc.contributor.advisorKlausmeyer, Rizalia
dc.contributor.authorDeAlessandro, Grace
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Scholars.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College - Honors Programen
dc.date.accessioned2024-05-16T14:19:35Z
dc.date.available2024-05-16T14:19:35Z
dc.date.copyright2024
dc.date.issued2024
dc.description.abstractDespite the efficacious standard practices for prevention, human papillomavirus (HPV), one of the most common viral infections of the reproductive tract, is still a critical cause of concern regarding its exacerbated progression into cervical, anogenital, and oropharyngeal cancers, among others (Szymonowicz and Chen, 2020). Though the HPV vaccine is targeted towards adolescent age groups, college students are considered one of the most “high risk” demographics for HPV (Dempsey et al., 2011). Correspondingly, there is a substantial deficiency in research analyzing the levels of HPV awareness among the 18-24 age group, which stresses the need for more widespread and inclusive investigations of college students’ knowledge of HPV throughout the nation (Yacobi et al., 1999; Dempsey et al., 2011). To address this insufficiency, we surveyed undergraduate students at Baylor University to assess this population’s knowledge of HPV and identify the barriers preventing them from accessing the vaccine. The results of this study underscore the unfulfilled need for targeted approaches that improve sexual health education among young adults.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2104/12685
dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access
dc.subjectHuman papillomavirus.
dc.subjectCollege students.
dc.subjectHPV vaccine.
dc.subjectSocial determinants of health.
dc.subjectPreventative care.
dc.subjectHealthcare access.
dc.subjectHPV knowledge.
dc.subjectHPV vaccine attitudes.
dc.titleAn Analysis of the Knowledge and Social Determinants of Preventative Care Against HPV Among College Students
dc.typeThesisen

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