Navigation Links
BUSM study highlights attitudes toward HPV vaccination for boys
Date:1/29/2013

(Boston)- A new Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) study has found that low-income and minority parents/guardians were receptive toward vaccinating boys against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). However, racial/ethnic differences emerged in attitudes regarding school-entry mandates. The findings appear online in the journal Clinical Pediatrics.

Although low-income and minority men have higher rates of oral HPV infection and are more likely to suffer from HPV-related diseases including penile, anal and oral cancers, few studies have examined parental attitudes after the HPV vaccine was approved for males in 2009.

This study aimed to provide an in-depth understanding of how low-income and minority parents view HPV vaccination for boys using open-ended interview questions. The analysis was based on the Health Belief Model which measures perceived severity, susceptibility, benefits and barriers.

Researchers led by corresponding author, Rebecca Perkins, MD, MSc, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at BUSM, interviewed 120 parents and legal guardians of boys age 11 to 17 who accompanied them for physician visits between December 2011-2012. All subjects were read a short educational paragraph explaining HPV and HPV vaccination prior to answering questions.

Perceiving the severe consequences of being exposed to HPV, most parents/guardians saw more benefits than barriers to vaccinating boys against HPV. Researchers found the most prominent barrier to vaccination was lack of information about the long-term efficacy and safety of the vaccine, specifically for males.

"This study indicates that most parents would accept HPV vaccination for their sons just as readily as for daughters. Future research should explore the effects of the 2012 recommendations for routine vaccination for males on parental attitudes and uptake of HPV vaccination among both sexes," said Perkins.

Although race/ethnicity
'/>"/>

Contact: Gina Orlando
gina.orlando@bmc.org
617-638-8490
Boston University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study reveals 2-fold higher incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers for HIV patients
2. 1 in 5 Hospital Docs Reports Unsafe Workloads: Study
3. Coming Out Can Bring Health Benefits, Study Says
4. Study: Lungs From Heavy Smokers OK for Transplant
5. Early menopause may occur in women with BRCA gene, new study finds
6. Study demonstrates health benefits of coming out of the closet
7. No Proof Drugs Ease Kids Migraines: Study
8. Fried Foods May Boost Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Says
9. For Early Cancer, Lumpectomy Beats Mastectomy for Survival: Study
10. Study finds eating deep-fried food is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer
11. Study shows climate change could affect onset and severity of flu seasons
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/19/2014)... and cure disease is a hugely promising new ... inability of doctors and scientists to effectively track the ... without resorting to invasive procedures, like tissue sampling. , ... journal Magnetic Resonance in Medicine , researchers at ... University of Pittsburgh and elsewhere describe the first human ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... September 19, 2014 In partnership with Raw ... an active part of the project’s social media efforts. StudioPMG ... aims to re-define the perception of beauty as it applies ... as an idea by Shelly Baer and Vanessa Silberman, who ... as sexy and beautiful. Ginny Dixon, Wendy Crawford, Susan Solman ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... violence occurs at least as frequently, and likely ... opposite-sex couples, according to a review of literature ... studies, when analyzed together, indicate that domestic violence ... gay and bisexual individuals. However, a lack of ... incomplete picture of the true landscape, suggesting even ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Researchers at Jacksonville,s campus of Mayo Clinic have ... say contributes to both overproduction of toxic protein in ... well as loss of communication between neurons both ... study, in the online issue of Neuron ... defect with drugs "may rejuvenate or rescue this pathway," ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... As summer vacations end and everyone returns ... now reminds area patients about the reality and impact of ... affected by gum disease, there is simply not an option ... years Dr. Krishnan has treated patients with varying degrees of ... that come in due to common symptoms such as bleeding ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:A better way to track emerging cell therapies using MRIs 2Health News:OC Healthcare Agency StudioPMG Partners with The Raw Beauty Project ™ NYC 2014 2Health News:Domestic violence likely more frequent for same-sex couples 2Health News:Mayo researchers reveal pathway that contributes to Alzheimer's disease 2Health News:New York Periodontist Dr. Prabha Krishnan Now Raises Awareness about the Dangers of Untreated Decay, Gingivitis and Gum Disease During Self-Awareness Month 2Health News:New York Periodontist Dr. Prabha Krishnan Now Raises Awareness about the Dangers of Untreated Decay, Gingivitis and Gum Disease During Self-Awareness Month 3
... ... provider, has today announced that it will be offering image backup and bare metal recovery ... Cristie and will be fully managed by PEER 1 in conjunction with standard managed backup ... ...
... An expert network of doctors and research scientists is forming ... in arthritis. Backed by medical research charity the Arthritis Research ... improve treatments for arthritis the most common cause of ... in the UK. The charity has awarded funding ...
... can be done to keep weight in check, , SUNDAY, ... health experts worried: Young kids are becoming increasingly oversized -- ... with health problems. , But parents could be poised to ... parents are part of the problem. , "Parents might be ...
... Australia, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ - Mentalympians(TM) announced today, on ... consisting of twelve advisors based in Australia, Canada, New ... of the advisors are found on www.mentalympians.org . ... community channel, to be operated through a network of ...
... ... Care,s proposal to buy Bay Audiology approved , ... Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) October 10, 2009 -- Abano Healthcare shareholders have today ... transaction is expected to occur the first week of November., , , , ,NHC Group ...
... of a new independent study "Effects of Preoperative ... Prospective Study of 3 Skin Preparation Protocols," that ... solutions on surgical-site infections. The study found ... DuraPrep Surgical Solution (Iodine Povacrylex [0.7% available Iodine] ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:PEER 1 Offers Image Backup and Restore Tools 2Health News:PEER 1 Offers Image Backup and Restore Tools 3Health News:National pain research center will bring hope to millions 2Health News:National pain research center will bring hope to millions 3Health News:National pain research center will bring hope to millions 4Health News:Want Leaner Kids? Parents May Need to Toe the Line 2Health News:Want Leaner Kids? Parents May Need to Toe the Line 3Health News:World-first mental health media initiative announces inaugural Advisory Group 2Health News:Study of DuraPrep versus chlorhexidine 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014  For Cloud Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a ... development, partnering is an integral part of its ... new drugs and identify early stage, preclinical, IND, ... their development. The company also partners with funds ... business model, Cloud Pharmaceuticals will be participating in ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... STATION, N.J. , Sept. 19, 2014 Merck (NYSE: ... United States and Canada , is ... Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas , an educational program ... their blood sugar -- a key treatment goal to help reduce ... United States are at a higher risk for developing ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014 UBM Medica US ... leading online community to help oncologists and other clinicians ... regarding the use of targeted therapies and immunotherapies, discusses ... and treatment.  Every September, Blood ... to raise awareness about blood cancers—helping to increase survival ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cloud Pharmaceuticals Announces Partnering Sessions and Presentation Schedule 2Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 2Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 3Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 4Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 5OncoTherapy Network Highlights National Blood Cancer Awareness Month 2OncoTherapy Network Highlights National Blood Cancer Awareness Month 3OncoTherapy Network Highlights National Blood Cancer Awareness Month 4
... Safety and Tolerability, PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. ... announced interim data from the first,Phase 1 clinical ... Anthony DelConte, M.D., Vice President, Clinical Research and,Development, ... Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders," during the IBC ...
... BOSTON, Aug. 8 Erectile dysfunction after,surgery to remove ... damage that theoretically should heal over time.,But it can ... to recover enough for a,man to have an erection ... time,other damage may have occurred, according to an article ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Genaera Corporation Presents Interim Phase 1 Data for Obesity Compound Trodusquemine (MSI-1436) at IBC Conference 2Genaera Corporation Presents Interim Phase 1 Data for Obesity Compound Trodusquemine (MSI-1436) at IBC Conference 3Genaera Corporation Presents Interim Phase 1 Data for Obesity Compound Trodusquemine (MSI-1436) at IBC Conference 4'Use it or Lose it': A New Theory About Preserving Erectile Function After Prostate Surgery 2
... These objectives provide incredible image flatness over ... correction of chromatic aberration throughout the entire,visible ... for routine laboratory work but for photomicrography. ... series have more contrast than the DLL ...
... for this class of objectives. Correction ... with performance similar to the CFI Plan ... for spherical aberration and provide image flatness ... The DL phase contrast objectives in this ...
These objectives have more contrast than the DLL objectives for enhanced contrast with tissue culture specimens. These objectives are designed for use on inverted microscopes and therefore their mark...
... scientist who wants a fully automated, computer-controlled ... high precision Z-focus automated microscope featuring a ... possible to expand the infinity space to ... A five-way automated light path with ...
Medicine Products: