USING THE HEALTH BELIEF MODEL TO EXPLORE FEMALE'S PERCEPTIONS OF MALE HPV VACCINATION. | Academic Article individual record
abstract

Background: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection. The HPV vaccination is an effective method of preventing cervical cancer and genital warts. The present study examined females' perceptions of male HPV vaccination. Methods: Participants were females (N = 306) from one Midwestern university. Results: Results indicated significant differences in perceived benefits to male HPV vaccination students' based on grade and knowing a male/female that had the vaccine. No significant differences in perceived barriers were found in the study. Conclusions: These findings should be considered when developing programs aimed at educating students on the male HPV vaccine. The role of females in increasing male HPV vaccination rates should be considered. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

authors
publication outlet

American Journal of Health Studies

author list (cited authors)
Vidourek, R. A., King, K. A., Rosen, B. L., & Fehr, S. K
publication date
2015
keywords
  • Human Papillomavirus Vaccination
  • Genital Warts
  • Cervical Cancer Prevention
  • HPV
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Health Belief Model
  • Vaccination
  • Students
identifier
289256SE
start page
187
end page
195
volume
30
issue
4