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OBJECTIVE To inform future human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs, we systematically reviewed studies of HPV-related beliefs and HPV vaccine acceptability, organizing the findings using health behavior theory and cervical cancer risk factors. METHODS We searched Medline, CINAHL, and PsycINFO from 1995 to January, 2007 for studies of HPV beliefs(More)
BACKGROUND Although cervical cancer rates in the United States are highest in Southern and rural areas, research on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine acceptability has focused on other geographic areas. METHODS To address this gap, we surveyed women from a rural area in North Carolina with elevated rates of cervical cancer to identify predictors of HPV(More)
CONTEXT Because cervical cancer mortality in the United States is twice as high among black women as white women and higher in rural areas, providing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to rural black adolescents is a high priority. PURPOSE To identify racial differences in knowledge and attitudes about HPV, cervical cancer, and the HPV vaccine that may(More)
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