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IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 993-998

Human papillomavirus infection among young men and women in Saudi Arabia: basic information, testing, and vaccination understanding

Authors: Nidal Bokhary, Sary Zaher, Osama Albedwani, Ali Alturaif, Abdulaziz Alghamdi, Amro Bakhshwain, Hussien Almarshadi, Atlal Abusanad.

ABSTRACT

Background: Worldwide, human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are a common sexually transmitted disease. Among its variants, high-risk HPV (types 16, 18) are a significant cause for several genital cancers. There is scarcity of data from the Middle Eastern region regarding the understanding of young men and women toward HPV infection, HPV-related cancers, prevention and HPV vaccine. HPV infection contraction means are not advertised optimally in Saudi Arabia. Likewise, HPV vaccination is not commonly sought. Subjects and Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study on young men and women enrolled in medical schools at different academic years from King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Demographics were collected; HPV general testing, and vaccination knowledge were assessed using a validated questionnaire. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences, and a p-value of less than 0.05 was considered significant. Variables associated with excellent and poor knowledge of HPV, testing and vaccinations were evaluated. Results: Out of the 462 participants, 227 (49.13%) were male, the mean age of the cohort is 22.05 1.526 years, 442 (95.7%) have previously heard of HPV, 323 (69.9%) of testing, and 324 (70.1%) of vaccination. Knowledge of all three sections was significantly associated with higher academic years, increasing age, and female gender. Conclusion: This study showed that the overall knowledge of young men and women in medical school regarding HPV is fair to average. Superior knowledge levels were associated with female gender, higher academic years, and older age. Familiarity with one aspect of HPV infection is associated with a better understanding of others.

Keywords:
HPV infection, knowledge, understanding, HPV vaccine, HPV testing, Saudi Arabia, Middle East


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Human papillomavirus infection among young men and women in Saudi Arabia: basic information, testing, and vaccination understanding


Authors
Nidal Bokhary
Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Sary Zaher
Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Osama Albedwani
Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Ali Alturaif
Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulaziz Alghamdi
Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Amro Bakhshwain
Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Hussien Almarshadi
Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Atlal Abusanad
Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University (KAU) and Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Nidal Bokhary, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.; nidalbokhary@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 03 Jan 2021
Accepted 14 Jan 2021
Published online 14 Jan 2021
Published in print 05 Apr 2021

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Bokhary N, Zaher S, Albedwani O, Alturaif A, Alghamdi A, Bakhshwain A, Almarshadi H, Abusanad A. Human papillomavirus infection among young men and women in Saudi Arabia: basic information, testing, and vaccination understanding. IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 993-998. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609606629


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Bokhary N, Zaher S, Albedwani O, Alturaif A, Alghamdi A, Bakhshwain A, Almarshadi H, Abusanad A. Human papillomavirus infection among young men and women in Saudi Arabia: basic information, testing, and vaccination understanding. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=39044 [Access: May 08, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609606629


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Bokhary N, Zaher S, Albedwani O, Alturaif A, Alghamdi A, Bakhshwain A, Almarshadi H, Abusanad A. Human papillomavirus infection among young men and women in Saudi Arabia: basic information, testing, and vaccination understanding. IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 993-998. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609606629


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Bokhary N, Zaher S, Albedwani O, Alturaif A, Alghamdi A, Bakhshwain A, Almarshadi H, Abusanad A. Human papillomavirus infection among young men and women in Saudi Arabia: basic information, testing, and vaccination understanding. IJMDC. (2021), [cited May 08, 2021]; 5(4): 993-998. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609606629


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Bokhary, N., Zaher, . S., Albedwani, . O., Alturaif, . A., Alghamdi, . A., Bakhshwain, . A., Almarshadi, . H. & Abusanad, . A. (2021) Human papillomavirus infection among young men and women in Saudi Arabia: basic information, testing, and vaccination understanding. IJMDC, 5 (4), 993-998. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609606629


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Bokhary, Nidal, Sary Zaher, Osama Albedwani, Ali Alturaif, Abdulaziz Alghamdi, Amro Bakhshwain, Hussien Almarshadi, and Atlal Abusanad. 2021. Human papillomavirus infection among young men and women in Saudi Arabia: basic information, testing, and vaccination understanding. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (4), 993-998. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609606629


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Bokhary, Nidal, Sary Zaher, Osama Albedwani, Ali Alturaif, Abdulaziz Alghamdi, Amro Bakhshwain, Hussien Almarshadi, and Atlal Abusanad. "Human papillomavirus infection among young men and women in Saudi Arabia: basic information, testing, and vaccination understanding." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 993-998. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609606629


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Bokhary, Nidal, Sary Zaher, Osama Albedwani, Ali Alturaif, Abdulaziz Alghamdi, Amro Bakhshwain, Hussien Almarshadi, and Atlal Abusanad. "Human papillomavirus infection among young men and women in Saudi Arabia: basic information, testing, and vaccination understanding." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.4 (2021), 993-998. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609606629


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Bokhary, N., Zaher, . S., Albedwani, . O., Alturaif, . A., Alghamdi, . A., Bakhshwain, . A., Almarshadi, . H. & Abusanad, . A. (2021) Human papillomavirus infection among young men and women in Saudi Arabia: basic information, testing, and vaccination understanding. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (4), 993-998. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609606629


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