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Embargo Period

4-3-2017

Degree Program

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Degree Track

Family Nurse Practioner

Year Degree Awarded

2017

Month Degree Awarded

May

Keywords

HPV vaccine, HPV immunization, vaccine education, educational intervention, nursing education

Advisor

Deborah Rosenbloom

DNP Project Chair

Deborah Rosenbloom

DNP Project Member Name

Pamela Aselton

Abstract

Background: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common infection, where persistent disease may result in the development of malignancies. Minority populations are at increased risk for developing these cancers. Current guidelines recommend all adolescents receive HPV- vaccination. Patient education plays a critical role in willingness to vaccinate, however despite the availability of print materials, successful HPV-vaccination rates continues to lag behind other adolescent immunizations. Language-congruent interventions in a variety of multimodal implementation strategies have demonstrated efficacy at increasing HPV-vaccination acceptance. Purpose: This project included an integrative review of literature examining educational strategies aimed at increasing HPV-vaccine acceptance followed by implementation of a toolkit and resource packet detailing concepts critical to unique needs of minority populations aimed at increasing vaccine acceptance. Methods: A toolkit was developed utilizing agency guidelines. A resource packet containing multimedia educational tools was presented. Efficacy of this project was assessed through questionnaires completed pre and post-intervention. Results: Participants felt the toolkit and resource packet were helpful to their practice and positively influenced their ability to provide HPV-education to patients. Yet, one month following the intervention, respondents reported they utilized the information “moderately” or “not at all.” Conclusion: To further examine the efficacy of this toolkit, future distribution of the materials to a larger sample in a variety of settings, including school based health clinics, and to providers who are integral to delivery of HPV-vaccine information would be beneficial.

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