Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Oral Prevalence in Scotland HOPSCOTCH: feasibility study

David I. Conway, Jeremy Bagg, Jan Clarkson, C. Robertson, Heather Gray, Andrew Winter, L. McDaid, K. G. Pollock, Kay Cuschieri, H. Cubie, Linda Young, C. Campbell, R. Bhatia, F. Daly

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


Aim: Oral Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection is increasingly implicated in the rising incidence of mouth/throat cancer, which is the fastest increasing cancer in Scotland, especially in men. However, little is known about the extent, transmission, and determinants of oral HPV infection. We aimed to test the feasibility of conducting a full population wide study into the prevalence and incidence of oral HPV in Scotland. We examined the feasibility of recruiting dental patients; taking a lifestyle history and oral gargle/rinse samples for HPV detection; and recruiting dental practitioners/practices to participate in a future study
Original languageEnglish
PublisherChief Scientist Office
Commissioning bodyChief Scientist Office
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Human Papilloma Virus
  • mouth/throat cancer
  • Scotland
  • feasibility study


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