Table 2

Absolute and relative frequencies of correct answers for each item scored regarding HPV knowledge (n=106)
Item Frequency % Correct
1. Genital warts are caused by HPV 70 66.04
2. HPV is a virus that can cause cervical cancer 82 77.36
3. I can infect my sexual partner with HPV, even though I don’t present the symptoms 86 81.13
4. HPV can cause genital warts in the penis 60 56.60
5. HPV can cause genital warts in the anus 55 51.89
6. HPV can cause penile cancer 53 50.00
7. HPV is sexually transmitted 91 85.85
8. As more sexual partners I get, more the risk of getting infected with HPV 96 90.57
9. There are many HPV types 63 59.43
10. HPV is associated with oral cancer 29 27.36
11. Some HPV types can disappear without treatment 32 30.19
12. Genital HPV is transmitted through skin by skin contact 44 41.51
13. Condom use prevents HPV infection¥ 63 59.43
14. All HPV types cause cancer¥ 47 44.34
15. HPV can cause anal cancer 65 61.32

Mean Score ± SD: 8.8 ± 3.5 points.

¥Items 13 and 14 were false.

Colón-López et al.

Colón-López et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:346   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-346

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