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Beliefs, perceptions and health-seeking behaviours in relation to cervical cancer: a qualitative study among women in Uganda following completion of an HPV vaccination campaign.

Hasahya, Olivia Topister; Berggren, Vanja LU ; Sematimba, Douglas; Nabirye, Rose Chalo and Kumakech, Edward (2016) In Global Health Action 9.
Abstract
Cervical cancer remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Uganda. Despite earlier information campaigns to introduce human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination, which also targeted cervical cancer, misinterpretation and misunderstanding of the subject remain high. Women in Uganda present with cervical cancer at an advanced stage due to poor health-seeking behaviours, with an associated high mortality rate. This project explored beliefs, attitudes, perceptions, and health-seeking behaviours in relation to cervical cancer among women in Uganda after an HPV vaccination project had been rolled out.
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Global Health Action
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1654-9880
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10.3402/gha.v9.29336
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  abstract     = {Cervical cancer remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Uganda. Despite earlier information campaigns to introduce human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination, which also targeted cervical cancer, misinterpretation and misunderstanding of the subject remain high. Women in Uganda present with cervical cancer at an advanced stage due to poor health-seeking behaviours, with an associated high mortality rate. This project explored beliefs, attitudes, perceptions, and health-seeking behaviours in relation to cervical cancer among women in Uganda after an HPV vaccination project had been rolled out.},
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  author       = {Hasahya, Olivia Topister and Berggren, Vanja and Sematimba, Douglas and Nabirye, Rose Chalo and Kumakech, Edward},
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  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Co-action Publishing},
  series       = {Global Health Action},
  title        = {Beliefs, perceptions and health-seeking behaviours in relation to cervical cancer: a qualitative study among women in Uganda following completion of an HPV vaccination campaign.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v9.29336},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2016},
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