Table 2

Attitudes, vaccine awareness, and physician interaction

Responses

N

%


Cervical cancer is a devastating disease (% agreement†)

185

173

93.5

Genital warts are an embarrassing condition (% agreement†)

180

162

90.0

I am comfortable discussing sexual health issues with a doctor or nurse (% agreement†)

185

135

73.0

Vaccine to prevent cervical cancer was very important to them ‡

176

57

32.4

Doctor discussed and recommended vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer

176

53

30.1

Received a strong recommendation§ from doctor to get cervical cancer vaccine

176

27

15.3


†Strongly or moderately agree (5 or 6 on the 6-point Likert scale).

‡Checking "very important" to a question stated as, "How important do you think the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer is for you?" with possible answers of not at all, not very, somewhat, or very important.

§Equivalent to a score of 4 or 5 on the 5-point Likert scale.

Zimet et al. BMC Women's Health 2010 10:27   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-10-27

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