“It All Depends”: A Qualitative Study of Parents’ Views of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine for their Adolescents at Ages 11–12 years

@article{Hansen2014ItAD,
  title={“It All Depends”: A Qualitative Study of Parents’ Views of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine for their Adolescents at Ages 11–12 years},
  author={Caitlin E Hansen and Marisol Credle and Eugene D. Shapiro and Linda M. Niccolai},
  journal={Journal of Cancer Education},
  year={2014},
  volume={31},
  pages={147-152}
}
Routine vaccination with three doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is recommended for adolescent girls and boys at 11 or 12 years of age; however, vaccine uptake remains suboptimal. To understand the reasons why parents may accept or refuse HPV vaccine for their children at age 11 or 12 years, we conducted a qualitative study. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with parents or guardians (n = 45) whose adolescents receive care at an urban, hospital-based primary care practice… CONTINUE READING
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