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The efficacy of a web-based educational intervention in promoting acceptability of the HPV vaccine

Leonard, Sinead, Kola, Susanna and Walsh, Jane C. (2011) The efficacy of a web-based educational intervention in promoting acceptability of the HPV vaccine. In: 25th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) 2011, September 20 – 24, 2011, Crete, Greece. (Unpublished)

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    Research has shown a lack of knowledge and uptake of the HPV vaccine among students. The research tested a web-based educational intervention on knowledge, intention and uptake of vaccination against HPV.
    This study was designed to evaluate a web-based intervention to improve knowledge about HPV and intention to vaccinate in a sample of 161 students. A 3 (baseline, post-intervention, one-month follow-up) x 3 (cervical cancer, cervical cancer and STI, control) prospective mixed design was employed.
    ANOVAs showed significant increases in knowledge and understanding of risk factors in the short term the cervical-cancer focused intervention (
    p<0.05). No changes in intention or uptake were observed from baseline in either condition.
    The use of a web-based intervention was effective in improving knowledge of HPV risk factors in a college sample. This did not translate into positive intentions or uptake. Implications of these findings are discussed.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
    Additional Information: Abstract published in Psychology & Health, 26, supplement 2, 2011, p.237
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2011 16:03
    Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 11:50


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