Faktorer som påverkar kvinnors avsikt till att vaccinera sig mot humant papillomvirus (HPV)
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Translated title of the thesis: Factors influencing women's intentions to obtain the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
  • Barika Ebertz

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: Cervical cancer is second most common cancer in women. The 15% incidence of cervical cancer in women worldwide can potentially be reduced by the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV). It is therefore important for all healthcare professionals including registered nurses to understand what affects women’s intentions and willingness to receive HPV vaccination so that they can overcome any inappropriate barriers and promote public health. Aim: The aim of this article was to describe factors influencing women’s intentions to obtain the HPV vaccine. Method: The following databases Cinahl, Medline, PsycINFO, Summon @ HKR and Pubmed were searched for articles that studied factors influencing women’s intention to obtain the HPV vaccine. Ten studies met the inclusion criteria, five qualitative and five quantitative. Results:  Four main categories were identified that influenced women’s intention to obtain the HPV vaccine: knowledge, attitudes, the influence of other people and the safety of the vaccine. Discussion: Better access for women to accurate information is the key to increase women’s intention to obtain the HPV vaccine and improving public health. Conclusion: Correct information about HPV and HPV virus is needed to increase women’s intention to obtain the vaccine.


    Date of Award2013-Jul-02
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorMarina Sjöberg (Supervisor) & Anita Tops Bengtsson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Medical and Health Sciences (3)


    • human papilloma virus
    • women's intention
    • hpv vaccine

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