Addressing Parents' HPV Vaccine Hesitancy Ups Vaccination Rates

Share this content:
Addressing Parents' HPV Vaccine Hesitancy Ups Vaccination Rates
Addressing Parents' HPV Vaccine Hesitancy Ups Vaccination Rates

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Providers engaging parents hesitant about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and addressing their concerns can lead to same-day vaccinations, according to a study published online May 15 in Pediatrics.

Laura A. Shay, Ph.D., from the University of Texas in San Antonio, and colleagues audio-recorded 43 visits with unvaccinated adolescents at six pediatric clinics in which parents were undecided about HPV vaccination. Parent-provider communication was coded for qualitative analysis.

The researchers found that 37 parents expressed hesitancy at least one time in many ways, including assertive responses (27 visits), questions (16 visits), and concerns (12 visits). Same-day vaccinations were higher when the first expression of hesitancy was a question or concern versus an initial assertive response (71 and 75 percent, respectively, versus 33 percent). Provider responses were characterized as only persistent (18 visits), a mix of acquiescent and persistent (13 visits), and only acquiescent (six visits). Vaccinations were more common when providers only used persistence (17 of 18 adolescents vaccinated) versus only acquiescence (no vaccinations).

"Our exploratory analysis reveals that providers engaging hesitant parents and addressing their concerns can lead to same-day HPV vaccination. Data reveal that even parents making assertive statements are amenable to influence by providers," the authors write. "Our findings reveal an important missed opportunity when providers simply acquiesce to parental hesitation."

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

More in Home

FDA Warns About 'Miracle' Young Blood Infusion Treatments

FDA Warns About 'Miracle' Young Blood Infusion Treatments

Expensive 'fountain of youth' therapies are unproven, potentially harmful

CDC: Salmonella Cases Tied to Raw Turkey Products Now at 279

CDC: <i>Salmonella</i> Cases Tied to Raw Turkey Products ...

Cases reported in 41 states and the District of Columbia; 107 people have been hospitalized

Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Deer in 24 States

Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Deer in 24 ...

No evidence disease can spread to humans, but hunters should be careful around potentially infected animals

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »