Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs About Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Among Puerto Rican Mothers and Daughters, 2010: A Qualitative Study

@inproceedings{Fernndez2014KnowledgeAA,
  title={Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs About Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Among Puerto Rican Mothers and Daughters, 2010: A Qualitative Study},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Elena Fern{\'a}ndez and Yen-Chi Lam Le and Natalie Fern{\'a}ndez-Espada and William A. Calo and Lara S. Savas and Camille V{\'e}lez and Angela Pattatucci Arag{\'o}n and Vivian Col{\'o}n-L{\'o}pez},
  booktitle={Preventing chronic disease},
  year={2014}
}
INTRODUCTION The incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cervical cancer can be reduced by increasing vaccination for HPV. Yet vaccination uptake and completion of the 3-dose series remain low among Puerto Rican females. This study explored psychosocial factors associated with HPV vaccination uptake decisions among Puerto Rican mothers and daughters. METHODS We conducted 7 focus groups with young women aged 16 to 24 (n = 21) and their mothers (n = 9) to assess knowledge… CONTINUE READING

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