Award Date

5-2009

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Department

Environmental and Occupational Health

First Committee Member

Linda Stetzenbach, Chair

Number of Pages

94

Abstract

Prior research has shown that overall awareness of HPV is low among women in America. Yet limited research exists as to the awareness of HPV among rural U.S. women. The goal of this study was to determine the factors that predict women's knowledge and awareness of HPV in rural America. Secondary data was utilized from the National Cancer Institute Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) of 2005. The sample consisted of 788 adult women over the age of 18 from rural areas of the U.S. Results indicated younger age, increased education, receipt of a Pap exam in over three years, and having read health sections of newspapers and magazines to be predictors of HPV awareness among rural women in America.

Keywords

Health education of women; Knowledge; Sociology of; Papillomaviruses; Rural women

Disciplines

Environmental Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion

Language

English

Comments

Incomplete paper data

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