African-American Parents Residing in Rural Isolated Communities: Perceived Barriers and Correlates of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination for School-Age Children

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154887
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Presentation
Title:
African-American Parents Residing in Rural Isolated Communities: Perceived Barriers and Correlates of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination for School-Age Children
Abstract:
African-American Parents Residing in Rural Isolated Communities: Perceived Barriers and Correlates of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination for School-Age Children
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Thomas, Tami L., PhD, CPNP, RNC
P.I. Institution Name:Emory University
Title:Assistant Professor/ Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of study was to identify African American  parents? knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and perceived barriers to vaccinating their school age children with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Methods: A 42 item survey with an overall cronbach alpha of 0.96 was used to anonymously survey African American parents living in rural isolated communities. Results: The majority of parents were women, protestant, married with a mean age of 38.3 (sd=7.4) and 35% had incomes less than $15,000. Significant associations with race were found for  survey items focus on knowledge, as an example African Americans disagree that HPV can cause cervical cancer (OR=2.99). Variables correlating with attitudes showed African Americans  were more likely to disagree than whites or Hispanics that they would vaccinate their daughter if the vaccine were free or low cost (OR=2.66), that they would vaccinate their daughter even if the vaccine were expensive (OR=3.69), or that they had confidence of getting the vaccine if they chose to vaccinate their daughter (OR=3.61). For the beliefs variables, African Americans were more likely than whites or Hispanics to disagree that they trust vaccines that have been around longer (OR=2.26) and that vaccines are getting better all the time due to research (OR=3.22).  Results for perceived barriers indicate African Americans didn't know where to get the HPV vaccine if they chose to vaccinate their daughter (OR=3.71). Conclusion: These results indicate points of interest to develop culturally specific interventions to increase HPV vaccine uptake and decrease cervical cancer and other HPV related cancers in these rural isolated communities.  In addition the methods and data results can be used to assist researchers in other countries where rural isolated communities exist. These results also indicate that geographic disparities may increase the chasm between African Americans and access to the HPV vaccine.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAfrican-American Parents Residing in Rural Isolated Communities: Perceived Barriers and Correlates of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination for School-Age Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154887-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">African-American Parents Residing in Rural Isolated Communities: Perceived Barriers and Correlates of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination for School-Age Children</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Thomas, Tami L., PhD, CPNP, RNC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Emory University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor/ Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">surfer1958thomas@gmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of study was to identify African American&nbsp; parents? knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and perceived barriers to vaccinating their school age children with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Methods:&nbsp;A 42 item survey with an overall cronbach alpha of 0.96 was used to anonymously survey African American parents living in rural isolated communities.&nbsp;Results: The majority of parents were women, protestant, married with a mean age of 38.3 (sd=7.4) and 35% had incomes less than $15,000. Significant associations with race were found for&nbsp; survey items focus on knowledge, as an example African Americans disagree that HPV can cause cervical cancer (OR=2.99). Variables correlating with attitudes showed African Americans&nbsp; were more likely to disagree than whites or Hispanics that they would vaccinate their daughter if the vaccine were free or low cost (OR=2.66), that they would vaccinate their daughter even if the vaccine were expensive (OR=3.69), or that they had confidence of getting the vaccine if they chose to vaccinate their daughter (OR=3.61). For the beliefs variables, African Americans were more likely than whites or Hispanics to disagree that they trust vaccines that have been around longer (OR=2.26) and that vaccines are getting better all the time due to research (OR=3.22).&nbsp;&nbsp;Results for perceived barriers indicate African Americans didn't know where to get the HPV vaccine if they chose to vaccinate their daughter (OR=3.71). Conclusion: These results indicate points of interest to develop culturally specific interventions to increase HPV vaccine uptake and decrease cervical cancer and other HPV related cancers in these rural isolated communities.&nbsp; In addition the methods and data results can be used to assist researchers in other countries where rural isolated communities exist. These results also indicate that geographic disparities may increase the chasm between African Americans and access to the HPV vaccine.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:21:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:21:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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