Pediatricians' intention to recommend human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines to 11- to 12-year-old girls postlicensing.

TitlePediatricians' intention to recommend human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines to 11- to 12-year-old girls postlicensing.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsFeemster KA, Winters SE, Fiks AG, Kinsman S, Kahn JA
JournalJ Adolesc Health
Volume43
Issue4
Pagination408-11
Date Published10/2008
ISSN1879-1972
KeywordsAnalysis of Variance, Attitude of Health Personnel, Child, Cohort Studies, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Intention, Logistic Models, Male, Papillomavirus Infections, Papillomavirus Vaccines, Pediatrics, Physician's Practice Patterns
Abstract

We surveyed 105 pediatric clinicians following Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine licensure to identify factors associated with intention to recommend the vaccine to 11- to 12-year-old girls. Pediatricians who were early adopters of medical technologies had fewer concerns about HPV vaccine safety/efficacy, and who anticipated parental vaccine safety/efficacy concerns reported higher intention to recommend the vaccine.

DOI10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.06.012
Alternate JournalJ Adolesc Health
PubMed ID18809140