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Knowledge and Perceptions About Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer Risk Among Young Adults


Phase 1
18 Years
24 Years
Not Enrolling
Both
Cervical Cancer, Precancerous Condition

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Trial Information

Knowledge and Perceptions About Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer Risk Among Young Adults


OBJECTIVES:

- Describe the socio-demographic context of college students in an urban Midwestern
setting.

- Assess knowledge of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer in these
participants.

- Assess the population's perception of HPV risk.

- Assess the prevalence of risk behaviors that may place this population at risk for HPV.

- Identify the best predictors of HPV knowledge and cervical cancer knowledge.

- Assess vaccine knowledge and acceptance in these participants.

OUTLINE: Participants complete the Young Adult Survey online documenting demographic data;
sexual history (i.e., whether they ever had sex, age of first sexual encounter, number of
life time partners, condom use, sexually transmitted diseases [STDs], and pregnancy
history); cigarette use; current and past drug use; knowledge of human papillomavirus (HPV)
and cervical cancer; past history of Pap tests and STD screenings; attitudes towards HPV
testing; vaccine knowledge and acceptability; sources of information about HPV; source of
information about cervical cancer; identification of common STDs; perceived risk of
acquiring STDs; perceived risk of acquiring HPV; social support; and religion.

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Currently enrolled in a college, university, or community college in the Greater
Cleveland metropolitan area

- Currently single and never married

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

- Not specified

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

- Not specified

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Ecologic or Community, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Outcome Measure:

Socio-demographic context of college students in an urban Midwestern setting

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Shelley A. Francis, DrPH, MPH, CHES

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

CASE11806

NCT ID:

NCT00736216

Start Date:

July 2008

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Precancerous Condition
  • cervical cancer
  • human papilloma virus infection
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
  • Precancerous Conditions

Name

Location

Mercy Cancer Center at Mercy Medical CenterCanton, Ohio  44708
Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer CenterCleveland, Ohio  44106-5065
Lake/University Ireland Cancer CenterMentor, Ohio  44060
Geauga Regional HospitalChardon, Ohio  44024
Southwest General Health CenterMiddleburgh Heights, Ohio  44130
UHHS Chagrin Highlands Medical CenterOrange Villager, Ohio  44122
University Suburban Health CenterSouth Euclid, Ohio  44121
UHHS Westlake Medical CenterWestlaker, Ohio  44145