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Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Health Management and Safety Promotion Research Institute, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran. , maryam_baradaran@hotmail.com
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Background: Physicians’ knowledge and comments are important in the uptake of human papillomavirus (HPV) screening among women. We aimed to evaluate the knowledge of ​senior medical students on HPV as future physicians of Iran.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed between March 2021 and May 2021. All final-year medical students of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences were invited to complete an online standardized questionnaire through a mobile app. The Independent samples t test was performed for data analysis in SPSS software version 16.
Results: In the present study, 215 female medical students and 128 male ones participated, with an average age of 23.14 (SD=1.21) years. Most of the students (85.67%) were single. The average knowledge score of the students was 9.25 (SD=6.21), demonstrating their low level of knowledge of HPV. Furthermore, no significant score differences were observed between students regarding their gender and marital status.
Conclusion: Regarding the low scores of final-year medical students’ knowledge of HPV, educational programs should be directed to HPV to improve medical students’ knowledge about this virus and its related diseases.
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Type of Study: Short communication | Subject: Medical Education

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