Hepatitis B vaccination in adolescents: knowledge, perceived risk, and compliance.

@article{MooreCaldwell1997HepatitisBV,
  title={Hepatitis B vaccination in adolescents: knowledge, perceived risk, and compliance.},
  author={S Y Moore-Caldwell and Michelle Werner and Laurie W. Powell and John W Greene},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={294-9}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate adolescents' and parents' knowledge of hepatitis B, perceived risk of hepatitis B, and compliance with a three-dose vaccine series. METHODS Two hundred adolescents were recruited into the study. Participants completed a questionnaire that examined hepatitis knowledge, sexual activity, contraceptive use, and perceived risk of acquiring hepatitis B infection at enrollment and the final 8-month follow-up visit. They also had blood drawn for… CONTINUE READING

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…