Studying Possible Outcomes in a Model of Sexually Transmitted Virus (HPV) Causing Cervical Cancer for Poland
2014 (English)In: Advances in social simulation: proceedings of the 9th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association / [ed] Bogumił Kamiński, Grzegorz Koloch., Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2014, Vol. 229, 386 p.129-141 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
The aim of this paper is to supplement knowledge about the spread of sexually transmitted diseases through computer simulations. The model has aggregated the most important properties of HPV infections and development of cervical cancer in demographically changing Polish society. The main goal is the authoritative analysis of the potential epidemiological control strategies and their impact on situation in Poland in the future 25 years. Constructed model shows indication that vaccination with screening organized alongside would be effective measures against cervical cancer. It also alarms authorities that processes like aging of society and increase of sexual activity (which are taking place in Poland at the moment) could recall epidemic, if prevention would not act properly.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2014. Vol. 229, 386 p.129-141 p.
, Advances in intelligent systems and computing, ISSN 2194-5357 ; 229
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-96389DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39829-2_12ISBN: 9783642398292ISBN: 978-3-642-39828-5 (Print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-96389DiVA: diva2:665678
9th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association