Many of the residents could not read or write, so some of the surveys were read and filled out by a native Guatemalan.
After completing the surveys, the participants received a piece of fruit for their contribution to the study.
The participant was first asked to complete a demographics 42 questionnaire and then completed a series of questions related to the virus and the vaccine against it.
Data was analyzed using Statistical Packages for the Social Sciences 25 software.
The information gathered from this survey could help the researchers develop education to help eliminate misperceptions about the vaccine.
As healthcare providers, information gathered through the survey could improve understanding of why students and patients may choose to receive or not receive the vaccine. The majority of the students were between the ages 18 and 22, the youngest being 18 and the oldest 27.
The purpose of this study was to explore if Benedictine College students’ perceptions of the HPV vaccine correlates with their gender, religious beliefs, and/or knowledge about the HPV vaccine.
A paper survey was distributed exclusively to Benedictine College students.
The potential benefits of the study include the researcher gaining more knowledge related to Benedictine College students’ perceptions to receive or not receive the HPV vaccination.
The survey may prompt students to seek more information about the vaccine; this allows them to personally weigh the risks and benefits of receiving it.