2012, Number 3
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: condyloma acuminatum caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection in women of childbearing age.
Objective: to increase the level of knowledge of HPV infection.
Methods: An educational intervention study was conducted in women of childbearing age assisted at the Gynecology Hospital Centenario in Camaguey province. The universe consisted of 32 patients treated in this consultation from 1. January 1st 2009 to January 31st, 2010. An initial questionnaire was given to those patients who expressed their consent in relation to knowledge about ways of infection, clinical manifestations and complications. An education program was organized on interest issues and the same questionnaire was applied a month further. The results were processed by computer, applying statistical measures of frequency distribution and percent and these results were presented in tables.
Results: Before our educational intervention, 75 % identified vaginal intercourse as one of the ways of infection and 68.7 % identified anal sex as way of infection. 75 % of the women selected the wart lesion as one of the main clinical manifestations, and found little knowledge of the complications. After applying this educational intervention these women were able to increase their level of knowledge.
Conclusions: Knowledge about HPV infection could be enhanced by the educational program applied.
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