Conocimientos y conductas preventivas sobre cáncer cérvico-uterino y virus papiloma humano en un grupo de adolescentes chilenas

M. Teresa Urrutia, Ximena Concha, Giselle Riquelme, Oslando Padilla

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Resumen

Introduction: The human papilloma virus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection in young people and recognized as the most important risk factor for cervical cancer (CC). Aim: To describe the degree of knowledge that a group of Chilean teenagers have of HPV infection, CC, and its relationship with preventive behavior. Methods: This is an analytical study, with a random sample of 226 adolescents from three public schools of the Metropolitan Region in Santiago. Results: A fifth of the interviewed students did not know there was a HPV vaccine. Multiple sexual partners was indicated as a risk factor of CC by 70.8% and of HPV infection by 78.3% of them; while 60.3% identified inheritance as a risk factor. HPV transmission through unprotected sexual relations was identified by 68.2% of the sample. Of sexually active adolescents, condom use during sexual relations was reported by 31.1%. The adolescents who use condoms significantly have more knowledge regarding the number of sexual partners and age of first sexual intercourse as a risk factor for CC. Conclusion: adolescents know about HPV transmission, however, the preventing conducts are not related to this information.

Título traducido de la contribuciónKnowdlege and preventive behaviors related to cervical cancer and human papiloma virus in a group of Chilean adolescents
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)600-606
Número de páginas7
PublicaciónRevista Chilena de Infectologia
Volumen29
N.º6
DOI
EstadoPublicada - dic 2012

Palabras clave

  • Adolescents
  • Cervical cancer
  • Human papilloma virus
  • Knowledge
  • Preventive behaviors

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  • Enfermedades infecciosas
  • Salud pública, medioambiental y laboral

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