Parental decision making about the HPV vaccine.

  title={Parental decision making about the HPV vaccine.},
  author={Jennifer Dacey Allen and Megan K. D. Othus and Rachel C. Shelton and Yi Li and Nancy Norman and Laura S. Tom and Marcela Guadalupe del Carmen},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  volume={19 9},
BACKGROUND Prophylactic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are available, but uptake is suboptimal. Information on factors influencing parental decisions regarding vaccination will facilitate the development of successful interventions. METHODS Parents of girls ages 9 to 17 years (n = 476; cooperation rate = 67%) from a panel of U.S. households completed online surveys between September 2007 and January 2008, documenting vaccine knowledge, attitudes, and intentions. RESULTS Among those… CONTINUE READING
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