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The Uptake of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Among Adolescent Females in the United States: A Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  21750234     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A comprehensive review of literature was conducted to identify the barriers and facilitators, from the parents'/guardians' and primary care providers' (PCPs) perspective, that are associated with the uptake of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine among adolescent females. Findings from 14 peer-reviewed articles indicate that 37% of adolescent females, 9 to 17 years of age, initiated the HPV vaccine, compared to the national average of 13- to 15-years-olds, which is 50%. The overall uptake and completion rates of the vaccine were low across all racial and ethnic groups. Barriers included parents'/guardians' knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes toward the HPV disease and the vaccine, along with the convenience in receiving the vaccine. Six studies reported that HPV vaccine initiation was highly likely if the parents/guardians had received a doctor's recommendation. Learning what interventions school nurses currently utilize could positively affect the HPV vaccine uptake and completion rates by other nursing disciplines realizing this ongoing effort.
Jacqueline A Bartlett; Jane Anthony Peterson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of school nursing : the official publication of the National Association of School Nurses     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1546-8364     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206498     Medline TA:  J Sch Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO, USA; Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO, USA.
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