Improving HPV Vaccine Adoption for Young Girls

Jeanny Reither - Friday, 23 September 2016 01:44

Klein Buendel, Inc. (KB) is collaborating on a new Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) project with the University of New Mexico (UNM) to improve the adoption of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) quadrivalent vaccine for 11-13 year old girls, particularly minority girls, by utilizing proven web-based communication that will addresses parents’ and girls’ HPV vaccination concerns.

Current research shows that the receipt of basic vaccination information is insufficient to prompt vaccination coverage for adolescents.  One factor that appears to interrupt vaccination completion is the belief that vaccination is unimportant. The focus in this project is to employ a developed and efficacious digital intervention on HPV vaccines (a new web-based program) as a way to improve the communication and shared decision-making about HPV vaccination between parents and pediatricians.  The addition of an effective web-based resource to pediatric and family practice clinics should increase parents’ knowledge, motivations, and intentions to vaccinate; enhance pediatrician-parent shared decision; and increase HPV vaccination rates. Vaccine

The research team will be led by Dr. Gill Woodall at UNM’s Center on  Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA). KB will develop and maintain the website; monitor the usage in a Microsoft SQL database; and provide technical support by email and toll-free number. KB will disseminate and support the implementation of the interactive website in clinical practice. The website will present an overview of the website that includes a description of how it was developed, its theoretical principles, data on its development and efficacy tests, and the results of the comparative effectiveness study. Dr. Valerie Myers and Dr. David Buller from KB will be collaborating with UNM on this project.

PCORI is an independent nonprofit, nongovernmental organization located in Washington, DC. PCORI helps people make informed healthcare decisions, and improves healthcare delivery and outcomes, by producing and promoting high-integrity, evidence-based information that comes from research guided by patients, caregivers, and the broader healthcare community.

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