Intention to pay for hpv vaccination among women of childbearing age in vietnam

Xuan Thi Thanh Le, Phuong Thi Ngoc Nguyen, Toan Thi Thanh Do, Thang Huu Nguyen, Huong Thi Le, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Giang Hai Ha, Chi Linh Hoang, Bach Xuan Tran, Carl A. Latkin, Roger C.M. Ho, Cyrus S.H. Ho

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Abstract

The intention to pay for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among women of childbearing age in Vietnam, where cervical cancer remains a significant public health concern, has been mostly lacking. To examine this issue, we conducted a cross-sectional study of 807 pregnant women in an urban and a rural district (Dong Da and Ba Vi) of Hanoi, Vietnam. The vast percentage of our respondents expressed a firm intention to vaccinate, especially women in rural areas (over 90.0%). However, on being informed of the current price of the HPV vaccine, their intention to vaccinate dropped to about one-fifth of overall respondents, i.e., only 4.4% of women in rural areas. It was also observed that the initial intention to get the HPV vaccination among women in the rural district was about ten times higher than that of women living in the metropolitan district. Those participants who had greater knowledge of cervical cancer and HPV vaccinations also had a significantly higher intention to vaccinate. Our findings underscore the need to develop a well-designed vaccination program in Vietnam and other countries in a similar situation to increase the adoption of HPV vaccination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number3144
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Volume17
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2020

Keywords

  • Cervical cancer
  • HPV vaccination
  • Intention
  • Vietnam
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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    Le, X. T. T., Nguyen, P. T. N., Do, T. T. T., Nguyen, T. H., Le, H. T., Nguyen, C. T., Ha, G. H., Hoang, C. L., Tran, B. X., Latkin, C. A., Ho, R. C. M., & Ho, C. S. H. (2020). Intention to pay for hpv vaccination among women of childbearing age in vietnam. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(9), [3144]. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17093144