Provider-reported acceptance and use of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention messages and materials to support HPV vaccine recommendation for adolescent males

C. L. Scherr, B. Augusto, K. Ali, T. L. Malo, S. T. Vadaparampil*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Purpose We evaluated Florida-based physicians’ awareness and use of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) “You are the Key” campaign website, including messages to support physicians’ human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine recommendations. Methods Using closed-ended and free-text survey items, physicians’ (n = 355) practices related to HPV vaccination recommendations for males and use of the CDC's materials were assessed. Descriptive statistics were calculated for closed-ended questions, and thematic analysis was conducted on free-text responses. Results Over half of physicians were aware of the CDC's website (n = 186; 57.9%); of those aware, fewer than half reported using the website (n = 86; 46.2%). Slightly more than half reported awareness of the CDC's messages (n = 178; 55.3%); however, less than one-third of those aware reported using them (n = 56; 31.5%). Physicians’ comments on the CDC's messages were favorable; 78.6–93.2% said they would use a message in clinic. Conclusion Additional research is needed to identify the best mechanisms for resource dissemination and to understand why physicians do not use these messages, despite favorable attitudes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4229-4234
Number of pages6
JournalVaccine
Volume34
Issue number35
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 29 2016

Keywords

  • Human papillomavirus
  • Patient provider communication
  • Provider recommendation
  • Reach
  • Vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • veterinary(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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