Jessica A Kahn

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are under investigation, but little is known about attitudes regarding vaccination. The aims of this study were to identify attitudes about and intention to receive an HPV vaccine in young women using a theory-based model. Young women (n=52, mean age 25 years, range 18-30 years, 35% Black/Non-Hispanic) completed a survey(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines will soon be available for clinical use, and the effectiveness of vaccine delivery programs will depend largely upon whether providers recommend the vaccine. The objectives of this study were to examine family physicians' attitudes about HPV immunization and to identify predictors of intention to recommend(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake, predictors of vaccination, and barriers to vaccination in young women. METHODS Participants were 13-26-year-old girls and women recruited from an urban, hospital-based clinic. Between June and December 2007, 6 months after they had completed a baseline survey, they were recontacted to assess(More)
PURPOSE The objectives of this study were to describe longitudinal trends in adolescent physical activity in a sample of U.S. adolescents and to assess the effect of multiple individual, parental, and environmental factors on initial level and rates of change in adolescent physical activity. METHODS Study subjects were 12,812 boys and girls 10 to 18 years(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this qualitative study were to describe the range of pediatricians' attitudes about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines and to explore factors influencing their intention to recommend HPV vaccines, extending the findings of previous quantitative studies. METHODS A diverse sample of pediatricians participated in semistructured(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to examine pediatrician characteristics and attitudes associated with intention to recommend two hypothetical human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. METHODS A survey instrument mailed to a random sample of 1000 pediatricians assessed provider characteristics, HPV knowledge, and attitudes about HPV vaccination.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of high-risk (cancer-associated) human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in U.S. women, identify sociodemographic factors associated with infection, and explore the implications for prevention of HPV-related disease in the vaccination era. METHODS Women aged 14-59 years (n=1,921) participating in the 2003-2004 National(More)
OBJECTIVE The objectives of this study were to determine (1) adherence to the immunization schedule for the human papillomavirus quadrivalent vaccine and (2) factors associated with completion of the 3-dose series. METHODS This was a retrospective review of health information records from an academic medical center. The sample included all 9- to(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) infection is limited by imperfect testing methods. Newer tests, such as rapid antigen and nucleic acid amplification tests, are often compared with culture, which is not widely used but is more sensitive than wet mount. We assessed the sensitivity and specificity of 4 tests for the identification of TV(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine sexual-orientation group disparities in tobacco use in adolescent girls and boys. DESIGN Survey data from 10685 adolescent girls and boys participating in 1999 in the Growing Up Today Study were examined cross-sectionally. SETTING Community-based population of adolescents living throughout the United States. Main Outcome Measure(More)