From Google Scholar & other sources: Selected Journal Articles, Newsletters, Dissertations, Theses, Commentary

From Google Scholar & other sources: Selected Journal Articles, Newsletters, Dissertations, Theses, Commentary

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice
Online Published: January 15, 2017
Predictors of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine uptake or intent among parents of preadolescents and adolescents
Kimberlee Dayal, Sarah Robinson, Jessica Schoening, Mary Catherine Smith, Son Chae Kim
Aim: The aim of this study was to examine predictors of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake or intent among parents of pre-adolescents and adolescents.
Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted among parents of girls aged 9 to 18 years, visiting two primary care clinics in central Texas from September to November 2015. Pearson’s product-moment correlation procedures and path analyses based on Health Belief Model were performed.
Results: Path analysis showed that provider recommendation for HPV vaccination (Beta=-0.37; p < .001) and perceived HPV vaccine harm (Beta=-0.48; p < .001) had statistically significant direct effects on HPV vaccine uptake or intent. The perceived HPV vaccine effectiveness was directly influenced by HPV knowledge (Beta=-0.39; p < .001), empowerment in parent-provider
relationships (Beta=-0.30; p = .006) and parental college education (Beta=-0.23; p = .039).
Conclusions: Together with parental empowerment fostering an equal partnership with providers, targeted education to improve parental HPV knowledge may convince them of the HPV vaccine effectiveness. This, in turn, may help them put the perceived HPV vaccine harm in proper perspective and allow them to make informed decisions regarding the timely HPV vaccination of their children. Because provider recommendation is one of the most important contributing factors for HPV vaccine uptake or intent, parental education and recommendations from nurses will help reduce the knowledge gaps and empower parents to make the timely decisions to vaccinate their children.

Health Education Research
(2017) cyw055 DOI:
Hispanic mothers’ beliefs regarding HPV vaccine series completion in their adolescent daughters
AM Roncancio, KK Ward, CC Carmack, BT Muñoz… – 2017
Rates of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series completion among adolescent Hispanic females in Texas in 2014 (∼39%) lag behind the Healthy People 2020 goal (80%). This qualitative study identifies Hispanic mothers’ salient behavioral, normative and control beliefs regarding having their adolescent daughters complete the vaccine series. Thirty-two mothers of girls (aged 11–17) that had received at least one dose of the HPV vaccine, completed in-depth interviews. Six girls had received one dose of the HPV vaccine, 10 girls had received two doses, and 16 girls had received all three doses. The questions elicited salient: (i) experiential and instrumental attitudes (behavioral beliefs); (ii) supporters and non-supporters (normative beliefs) and (iii) facilitators and barriers (control beliefs). Directed content analysis was employed to select the most salient beliefs. Mothers: (i) expressed salient positive feelings (e.g. good, secure, happy and satisfied); (ii) believed that completing the series resulted in positive effects (e.g. protection, prevention); (iii) believed that the main supporters were themselves, their daughter’s father and doctor with some of their friends not supporting series completion and (iv) believed that vaccine affordability, information, transportation, ease of scheduling and keeping vaccination appointments and taking their daughter’s immunization card to appointments were facilitators. This study represents the first step in building theory-based framework of vaccine series completion for this population. The beliefs identified provide guidance for health care providers and intervention developers.

Papillomavirus Research
Available online 17 January 2017
In Press, Accepted Manuscript
Reasons for Acceptance or Refusal of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine in a California Pediatric Practice
B Brown, MI Gabra, H Pellman
Despite the effectiveness and availability of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, HPV remains the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and has the lowest initiation rate of any routinely recommended teen vaccine. In January 2015, we surveyed parents at a Southern California pediatric private practice about reasons they accept or refuse HPV vaccine for their children. Of the 200 consecutive parents that had HPV vaccine initiation recommended for their child, 123 (61.5%) children were male and 38.5% were female. The overall age range of children was 10–17 years (median 12 years). Of the 164 (82.0%) who accepted the vaccine, a higher percentage were male (88.6% vs 71.4%, p=0.001). The most common reasons for accepting was strength of provider recommendation (84.2%) and available information (63.4%). The most common (55.6%) reason for refusing was wanting to learn more about the vaccine. These results further support the importance of both the strength of physician recommendation and improving public education about the vaccine.