Acceptability of HPV Vaccine Implementation Among Parents in India

Proma Paul, Amanda E. Tanner, Patti E. Gravitt, K. Vijayaraghavan, Keerti V. Shah, Gregory Zimet

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Abstract

Due to high cervical cancer rates and limited research on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine acceptability in India, the research team examined parental attitudes toward HPV vaccines. Thirty-six interviews with parents were conducted to assess sexually transmitted infection (STI)-related knowledge and HPV-specific vaccine awareness and acceptability. Despite limited knowledge, parents had positive views toward HPV vaccines. Common barriers included concerns about side effects, vaccine cost, and missing work to receive the vaccine. Parents were strongly influenced by health care providers’ recommendations. Our findings suggest that addressing parental concerns, health worker training and polices, and efforts to minimize cost will be central to successful HPV vaccine implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1148-1161
Number of pages14
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume35
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 3 2014

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Papillomavirus Vaccines
India
Parents
Vaccines
Costs and Cost Analysis
Police
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Research
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Health Personnel
Interviews
Health

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Acceptability of HPV Vaccine Implementation Among Parents in India. / Paul, Proma; Tanner, Amanda E.; Gravitt, Patti E.; Vijayaraghavan, K.; Shah, Keerti V.; Zimet, Gregory.

In: Health Care for Women International, Vol. 35, No. 10, 03.10.2014, p. 1148-1161.

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Paul, P, Tanner, AE, Gravitt, PE, Vijayaraghavan, K, Shah, KV & Zimet, G 2014, 'Acceptability of HPV Vaccine Implementation Among Parents in India', Health Care for Women International, vol. 35, no. 10, pp. 1148-1161. https://doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2012.740115
Paul, Proma ; Tanner, Amanda E. ; Gravitt, Patti E. ; Vijayaraghavan, K. ; Shah, Keerti V. ; Zimet, Gregory. / Acceptability of HPV Vaccine Implementation Among Parents in India. In: Health Care for Women International. 2014 ; Vol. 35, No. 10. pp. 1148-1161.
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