Grant ID RP170493
Awarded On November 16, 2016
Title For Our Children: A tailored multi-level intervention for parents and healthcare providers to increase HPV vaccination rates
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Individual Investigator Research Awards for Prevention and Early Detection
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Principal Investigator/Program Director Maria E Fernandez
Cancer Sites Cervix Uteri, Head and Neck, Penis, Vagina, Vulva
Contracted Amount $1,487,683
Lay Summary

Infection with Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes a number of cancers including male and female genital cancers, anal cancer and cancers of the throat. Being vaccinated for HPV can reduce infection with HPV and death from HPV-associated cancers, but vaccination rates among fall below the Healthy People 2020 goal of 80% completion. National data for Hispanic adolescents (aged 13-17) suggest 66.3% of females and 54.2% of males have initiated the 3-dose vaccine and only 49.6% of females and 27.8% of males completed the vaccine. Both parental and provider knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors impact adolescent HPV vaccination. Parents often have low knowledge about HPV and the vaccine, do not believ...

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