Predictors of HPV vaccine uptake among women aged 19-26: importance of a physician's recommendation.

@article{Rosenthal2011PredictorsOH,
  title={Predictors of HPV vaccine uptake among women aged 19-26: importance of a physician's recommendation.},
  author={Susan L. Rosenthal and Thomas W. Weiss and Greg D. Zimet and Li Ma and Margaret Brown Good and Michelle D Vichnin},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={890-5}
}
Among insured women, aged 19-26 years, those who discussed the HPV vaccine with their physician and received a recommendation were overwhelmingly more likely to be vaccinated. Student status and perception of the personal importance of vaccination were also predictive of vaccination. The strength of the physician's recommendation played a significant role in the decision to be vaccinated, resulting in a 4-fold greater likelihood of vaccination when women received a strong recommendation versus… CONTINUE READING
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