Exploring attitudes of adolescents and caregivers towards community-based delivery of the HPV vaccine: a qualitative study

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among adolescents is an important strategy to prevent cervical and other cancers in adulthood. However, uptake remains far below the Healthy People 2020 targets for the U...
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This study also investigated the associations between nativity and vaccination, and sex differences between race/ethnicity and vaccination and nativity and vaccination. A cross-sectional study was conducted with a sample of adults aged 18 –26 years drawn from the 2014 NHPI National Health Interview Survey (n = 2590) and the general 2014 National Health Interview Survey (n = 36,697). Log-binomial models were fitted to examine differences in vaccination. There was a statistically significant racial/ethnic difference in HPV vaccination (p = 0.003). More women than men were ...
Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionsProvider recommendations and accurate distribution of information must be increased and targeted to racial/ethnic minority populations in order to bolster the rate of vaccine uptake. To effectively target these communities, multi-level interventions need to be established. Further, research to understand the barriers that may affect unvaccinated adults in the catch-up age range, including males, may be beneficial, as majority of the previous studies focused on either parents of adolescents or women.
Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Specialty team –based services for first-episode psychosis (FEP) have the potential to improve outcomes among patients with schizophrenia. In anarticle inPsychiatric Services, psychiatrists Maria Ferrara, M.D., and Vinod H. Srihari, M.D., of Yale University described several factors that may disadvantage women in terms of both access to and quality of care in FEP services.Age of onset: Although many FEP services target young adults, research suggests the onset of psychosis may occur later in women. To meet the needs of women of all ages, the authors suggested that FEP programs consider increasing the maximum age at w...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: age clinical presentation FEP first-episode psychosis mood symptoms preventive medicine Psychiatric Services sexual health women Source Type: research
Abstract In high income setting, the massive implementation of screening programs has reduced the incidence of cervical cancer, dramatically. However, cervical cancer still remains a major health concern, being one of the most common cause of death for cancer among women. The adoption of primary prevention through vaccination against HPV aims to reduce the prevalence of HPV-related lesions and cervical cancer. Accumulating data highlighted the cost-effectiveness of introducing HPV vaccination for adolescent and young adults. In the present review, we critically evaluated the role of vaccination against HPV, focusi...
Source: Gynecologic Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
The adolescent health community must act quickly in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic to protect hard-won gains in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage. HPV vaccine protects against six cancers and could nearly eliminate cervical cancer, which disproportionately and unfairly burdens women of color. For more than a decade, U.S. primary care providers have worked tirelessly to establish the adolescent vaccine platform as part of routine care, but they have faced unique challenges with regard to HPV vaccination.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Introduction: Evidence has consistently shown the high efficacy of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines in preventing cervical cancers. However, the HPV vaccine uptake rate in Hong Kong is very low. We will develop and evaluate an innovative, theory-based multidisciplinary team-led school-based HPV vaccination health-promotion program (MDL-SHPVP), engaging female adolescents, parents/guardians, and secondary school personnel in multicomponent educational strategies and interactive discussions. Methods and analysis: A cluster randomized controlled trial is proposed. We will recruit 2520 female adolescents and their pare...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
Authors: Origoni M, Cristoforoni P, Mariani L, Costa S, Preti M, Sandri MT, Preti EP, Ghelardi A, Perino A Abstract OBJECTIVE: Human PapillomaVirus (HPV) vaccination has been introduced in recent years in clinical practice as the most effective primary prevention strategy for cervical cancer and HPV-induced lesions, either pre-malignant or benign. Since its introduction, HPV vaccination has been progressively demonstrated as extremely effective in preventing extra-genital and male diseases also; furthermore, non only adolescents but adult subjects have been investigated and reported as positively responding to vacc...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Most African countries do not have established platforms to deliver vaccines to pre-adolescent and adolescent populations. The successful introduction of the HPV vaccine through school-based vaccination strategies in African countries may have created a platform to deliver other adolescent vaccines. The similarity of the study findings across the 6 participating countries further strengthens the need to document and disseminate the challenges and lessons learnt during HPV vaccine introduction in Africa. Documentation and dissemination of the challenges and lessons learnt are useful to other countries in Africa...
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
AbstractGenital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States and etiologically linked to several types of cancers including the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and oropharynges. Evidence indicates certain types of HPV-associated cancers disproportionally affect Latinos in the United States. This qualitative study sought to explore Latina mothers ’ perceptions and understanding of HPV infection, HPV-associated cancers, and the HPV vaccination for their adolescent sons and daughters. Twenty-two individual, face-to-face interviews were conducted in 2018–2019 wit...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
FINDINGSA UCLA-led study has found that in 2 of 3 states and jurisdictions with policies that require students entering school to receive the human papillomavirus vaccine, vaccination rates among 13-to-17-year-olds were significantly higher than in surrounding states without such policies.In Rhode Island, the vaccination rate among adolescents was 91%, compared with an average of 78% in neighboring non-policy states. In the District of Columbia, the rate was 89%, compared with 72% for nearby non-policy states. Virginia, which is in the same region as the district, was the one state with a vaccination policy that showed no ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
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