Mary B. Short

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PURPOSE To examine the relationships of demographics, parenting, and vaccine attitudes with the acceptance of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine or to the intent to vaccinate in the next 12 months. METHODS Mothers (n = 153) with daughters ages 11 to 17 years were recruited through the pediatric clinic waiting room/announcements to complete a(More)
Internet pornography (IP) use has increased over the past 10 years. The effects of IP use are widespread and are both negative (e.g., relationship and interpersonal distress) and positive (e.g., increases in sexual knowledge and attitudes toward sex). Given the possible negative effects of IP use, understanding the definition of IP, the types of IP used,(More)
PURPOSE Our purpose was to describe adolescent girls' perceptions of microbicide surrogates and experiences of use, including impact on sexual pleasure. METHODS Sexually experienced girls, 14-21 years, were recruited for a study examining microbicide acceptability. The girls were given vaginal moisturizers (gel or suppository) to use as if they were(More)
PURPOSE Topical microbicides could be a female-controlled method for prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Microbicides could offer girls a potential preventive option, if they are able to access them. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate girls', mothers', experienced healthcare providers', and medical students' views on(More)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a heterogeneous condition with symptom presentation that includes contamination, harm, unacceptable thoughts, and symmetry. Researchers have begun to examine the ideographic nature of OCD symptoms to aid the development of specialized treatment approaches. Obsessional beliefs are often implicated in the development and(More)
This study addressed how sex addiction and problematic IP use present to mental health professionals (MHPs), and how MHPs conceptualize and treat these issues. MHPs (N = 183) reported on beliefs about, experiences with, and treatment of problematic sexual behaviors (PBS). Most MHPs saw clients with PBS, but most do not feel competent to treat PBS.(More)
Vaccines for the human papillomavirus (HPV) are currently licensed for females, ages 9 through 26 years old in the U.S., and for adult women up to 45 years in some countries such as Australia. As licensure for adult women, over 26 years, is sought in other countries, it will be important to determine the acceptability to them. We reviewed the available(More)
BACKGROUND The current study examined rates of comorbidity among children's symptoms of posttraumatic stress (PTS) and depression after a natural disaster, Hurricane Ike. We also compared children with comorbid symptoms to children without comorbid symptoms, examining recovery, severity of symptoms, and risk factors. METHOD Children (n=277; 52% girls; 38%(More)
PURPOSE To describe both parent and student perspectives on the importance of various programmatic factors when deciding to participate in a school-located immunizations program (SLIP) for influenza vaccine. METHODS Questionnaires were distributed to middle- and high-school students and their parents; the document assessed demographic data, influenza(More)
School-located immunization programs (SLIP) will only be successful if parents consent to their children's participation. It is critical to understand parent perspectives regarding the factors that make them more or less likely to provide that consent. Organizations creating SLIPs will be able to capitalize on the aspects of SLIPs that parents appreciate,(More)