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Several vaccines for sexually transmitted infections (STI) are presently in development and the eventual availability of such vaccines is expected to result in the prevention of a significant number of burdensome conditions. Young adolescents are presumed to be likely targets for these vaccines since adolescents' risk for STI increases as they age and(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate parental attitudes about adolescent vaccination as a function of vaccine characteristics, including whether the vaccine prevented a sexually transmitted infection (STI), and to explore possible sociodemographic predictors of acceptability of STI vaccines. DESIGN Participants were 278 parents who accompanied their children (69.1%(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the acceptability to Latino parents of having their adolescent children vaccinated against sexually transmitted infections, and to identify potential demographic correlates of acceptability. METHODS We applied established methodology to a sample of 119 Latino parents who accompanied their children (51% female, aged 12-17 years) to(More)
The high prevalence of genital warts, human papillomavirus (HPV), and the virus's cancer-causing potential warrant that women be well informed about these conditions and measures to prevent them. The purpose of this descriptive study was to examine women's knowledge and beliefs about genital warts, HPV, cervical cancer, and Pap tests. We interviewed 40(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To describe Latina mothers' acceptance of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for their daughters and explore their knowledge base regarding HPV-related issues. DESIGN Individual interviews were conducted with a convenience sample of 40 Latina mothers of daughters 7-14 years old, from an urban, pediatric primary care clinic. Preliminary(More)
The number of current and future vaccines for adults has been steadily increasing. Yet, vaccine coverage rates for adult vaccinations have historically been low, and less is known about how adults in the mid-adult age range make vaccine decisions for themselves. The purpose of this study was to assess which vaccine characteristics affect vaccine(More)
Eight fifth- and sixth-grade black males engaged in a set of single-subject, multiple-baseline studies to determine the relative effects of self-observation and self-reinforcement. A black male college student employed the children as research assistants who would study their own behavior. The employer negotiated a series of individualized contracts with(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes about hypothetical human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines in two groups of women in clinical settings. Twenty adolescent women attending an urban community adolescent health clinic and 20 adult women attending a city health department sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic were recruited to participate(More)
PURPOSE To identify attitudes and behavioral factors associated with parental intent to vaccinate their adolescent children against sexually transmitted infections (STI) and adolescent intent to accept vaccination for the prevention of STI. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 320 parents and their adolescent children (aged 12-17 years) were recruited(More)