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OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to identify the rationale by parents/guardians and providers for delaying or administering human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to girls. METHODS Qualitative interviews were conducted with parents/guardians accompanying their vaccine-eligible 11- to 17-year-old daughters to medical visits. Interviews were conducted(More)
BACKGROUND Although human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has been available for males since 2009, its uptake remains low. In light of new recommendations for universal vaccination of males, understanding parental attitudes toward this vaccine is important. This study aimed to describe HPV-related knowledge and intention to accept HPV vaccination among(More)
BACKGROUND The association between Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity is very close. The prediabetes status i.e Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG) reflects an intermediate condition between normality and diabetes. The socioeconomic position (SEP) is one of the non traditional determinants of type 2 DM. The occupational status, which is a good indicator of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe why adolescent females who initiated HPV vaccination completed or did not complete the series. METHODS Semi-structured interviews were conducted with parents/guardians of 11-17 year old female adolescents and their pediatric primary care providers in one inner-city public clinic and three private practices to ascertain why girls who(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine parents' and providers' attitudes toward school-located provision and school-entry requirements for HPV vaccination. METHODS Parents/guardians of 11-17 y old girls and pediatric healthcare providers at one inner-city public clinic and three private practices completed semi-structured interviews in 2012-2013. Participants were asked(More)
Background: Strange interplay of hormones (especially inadequacy or lack of estrogen) affects the psychological health of the women & tendency to gain weight but the reasons are not sure & obesity may lead to many mental disorders. Objective: The study was aimed to correlate the quality of life in the form of psychological well-being in perimenopausal and(More)
INTRODUCTION Rates of initiation and completion of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series remain below national goals. Because parents are responsible for ensuring vaccination of their children, we examined the accuracy of parental recall of the number of shots their daughters received. METHODS Parents/guardians of girls aged 11 to 17 years were(More)
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