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Recent healthcare provider perceptions of the human papillomavirus vaccine: a literature review

Baron, Marissa (2016) Recent healthcare provider perceptions of the human papillomavirus vaccine: a literature review. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States and the primary cause of cervical cancer. Approximately 14 million people will contract the virus this year. Luckily, the HPV vaccine provides protection from HPV infection and, therefore, HPV related cancers and conditions. Unfortunately, only 42% of adolescent girls and 28% of adolescent boys have received the recommended three doses of the vaccine. This literature review examines provider perspectives on the HPV vaccine with an emphasis on identifying the barriers and facilitators of vaccination. Thirty articles from the United States were found to meet the selection criteria through a PubMed database search using parameters regarding HPV, providers, and perceptions. Providers not recommending the vaccine, concerns about vaccine safety and side effects, the cost or the perceived cost of the vaccine, and providers not prioritizing the vaccine because it is not mandated for school entry were among the barriers identified. Facilitators of vaccination included repetitive recommendations at each subsequent visit after a vaccine denial and presenting the vaccine as a means of cancer prevention. The reduction of cervical cancer cases is a public health issue that is facilitated by the HPV vaccine. Understanding the perspectives of health care providers is certainly useful and may be essential in efforts to increase the uptake of this vaccine, making these perspectives of public health importance. Ongoing efforts to increase HPV vaccination rates should be designed with an understanding of the current dynamics in play between providers, adolescent patients, and their parents with regards to the HPV vaccine.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Baron, Marissameb207@pitt.eduMEB207
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairFriedman, Mackeymrf9@pitt.edumrf9UNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberFelter, Elizabethemfelter@pitt.eduemfelterUNSPECIFIED
Date: 14 December 2016
Date Type: Publication
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2017 13:04
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2018 13:59
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/30572

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