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Efficacy of an online intervention to promote uptake of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine in women

Walsh, Jane C., Leonard, Sinead, Kola, Susanna and Birrane, John (2013) Efficacy of an online intervention to promote uptake of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine in women. In: 27th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, 16th - 20th July 2013, Bordeaux, France. (Unpublished)

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Background: Educational interventions are fundamental to increasing knowledge of HPV. Educational interventions have focused on HPV as a sexually transmitted disease (STI) or as a causal factor in development of the illness. Gain-framed messages are more effective in promoting acceptance of the HPV vaccination (Gerend & Sheperd, 2007). Methods: A 3 (cervical cancer focused, cervical cancer/STI focused, and control) x 3 (baseline, immediate and one month follow-up) design was used to test the impact of an online intervention using positively framed messages on knowledge, PBC and intention to get HPV vaccine. Results: A significant interaction effect was found for knowledge about risks. Those in the cervical cancer condition displaying the greatest increases (F(4, 186)=2.54, p=.04). These differences did not, however, translate to intentions.
Discussion: The study suggested that a focus on cervical cancer risk in educational interventions cervical for HPV may be more effective in increasing risk awareness.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2013 10:46
Last Modified: 08 May 2014 14:04


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