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Title: The acceptability of HPV vaccines and perceptions of vaccination against HPV among physicians and nurses in Hong Kong
Authors: Cheung, T 
Lau, JTF
Wang, JZ
Mo, P
Siu, CK 
Chan, RTH 
Ho, JYS 
Keywords: HPV vaccine
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International
Source: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2 May 2019, v. 16, no. 10, 1700, p. 1-16 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of environmental research and public health 
Abstract: Background: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections nationwide. Methods: This is the first cross-sectional survey assessing physicians' and nurses' knowledge of HPV and recording their attitudes to HPV vaccination in Hong Kong. Survey questions were derived from the Health Belief Model. Results: 1152 clinicians (170 physicians and 982 nurses) aged 21 and 60 participated in this study. A multiple stepwise regression model was used to examine associations between cognitive factors (clinicians' attitudes) and subjects' intention to HPV vaccine uptake. Results showed that only 30.2% of physicians and 21.2% nurses found vaccinating for HPV acceptable. Conclusions: Perceived self-efficacy was the only significant background and cognitive variable associated with physicians' and nurses' accepting HPV vaccines. Further, when nurses found HPV vaccination acceptable, cues to action was featured as a significant background variable in their choice.
ISSN: 1661-7827
EISSN: 1660-4601
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16101700
Rights: © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
The following publication Cheung, T.; Lau, J.T.; Wang, J.Z.; Mo, P.; Siu, C.; Chan, R.T.; Ho, J.Y. The Acceptability of HPV Vaccines and Perceptions of Vaccination against HPV among Physicians and Nurses in Hong Kong. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 1700, 16 pages is available at
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