Navigation Links
Focus on STD, not cancer prevention, to promote HPV vaccine use
Date:5/2/2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio The HPV vaccine can prevent both cervical cancer and a nasty sexually transmitted disease in women. But emphasizing the STD prevention will persuade more young women to get the vaccine, a new study suggests.

These results go against the conventional wisdom that scaring women about the possibility of cancer is the best way to get them vaccinated.

The failure of that cancer-threat message may be one reason that fewer than 20 percent of adolescent girls in the United States have received the HPV vaccine, said Janice Krieger, lead author of the study and assistant professor of communication at The Ohio State University.

"Young women don't respond strongly to the threat of cervical cancer," Krieger said.

"They seem to be more worried about getting an STD. That's the way we should try to encourage them to get the HPV vaccine."

The vaccine most commonly sold under the brand name Gardasil prevents the types of HPV, or human papillomavirus, that cause most cases of cervical cancer and most cases of genital warts, a sexually transmitted disease.

Krieger conducted the study with Melanie Sarge of Texas Tech University. It appears in a recent issue of the journal Health Communication.

Many early studies of how to sell the benefits of the HPV vaccine found that the message that it prevents cancer was effective. But these studies often involved women of all ages, from adolescence to old age. The problem, though, is that the vaccine is targeted to women under the age of 26.

"Cancer is something people start to worry about later in life, not when they're in high school and college. We decided to do a clean study that compared what message worked best with college-aged women versus what worked with their mothers," Krieger said.

Participants in the study included 188 female college students (average age of 22) and 115 of their mothers (average age of 50).

The
'/>"/>

Contact: Janice Krieger
Raup-krieger.1@osu.edu
614-342-0330
Ohio State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Students focus on creating a better cervical collar
2. Global, common approach to pharmaceutical supply chain integrity the focus of workshop
3. International breast health global summit will focus on supportive care and quality of life
4. Small neural focus groups predict anti-smoking ad success
5. Gastroenterology special issue focuses on new directions of viral hepatitis care and research
6. IU bisexuality studies focus on health, behavior and identity
7. Researchers call for obesity prevention efforts to focus on community-wide systems
8. FirstVitals Health and Wellness, Inc. awarded $4 Million CMS Innovation Grant for Unique Telehealth Diabetes Progam Focused on Glycemic Control and Prevention of Diabetic Foot Complications
9. Traumatic brain injury the focus of American Headache Society scientific conference
10. Tannins in sorghum and benefits focus of university, USDA study
11. Conference brings global focus to social inequality
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 19-25, ... Pediatrics (Ohio AAP, http://www.ohioaap.org ) is joining the National ... drivers to talk to their teens and always set the ... are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. In ... and 859 (42%) of those teen drivers were killed in ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 Punzoné , the ... the U.S., has a lot to celebrate this month. October ... recognizes the achievements and contributions of Americans of Italian heritage ... Punzoné, and today it shares its favorite Italian cocktails and ... to Italy - even if it is only in a ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 20, 2014 The leading review ... http://www.top10bestseohosting.com/go/iPage/ ) and GreenGeeks are the best Dedicated ... for those who want to buy high quality ... , The IT manager of Top10BestSEOHosting.com says, “We ... recommended suppliers for everyone. A lot of the ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... been working in the garment industry for decades, LunaDress’ dress ... James, one of the company’s top designers, many ladies like ... that add beauty to them. Chiffon floor length outfits are ... new selection of 2014 long prom dresses. , As ... available in over 20 popular designs. The company intends to ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 ... muscle building program has just been released to ... throughout the online body building and fitness community. ... the attention of DietsAndFitnessGuides.com's Vin Delmonico prompting an ... the experience of hitting what is commonly known ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Ohio AAP Promotes National Teen Driver Safety Week 2Health News:Celebrate Italian Heritage Month With Authentic Cocktails from Punzoné: The Only Ultra Premium Line of Organic Imported Italian Vodka 2Health News:Celebrate Italian Heritage Month With Authentic Cocktails from Punzoné: The Only Ultra Premium Line of Organic Imported Italian Vodka 3Health News:Celebrate Italian Heritage Month With Authentic Cocktails from Punzoné: The Only Ultra Premium Line of Organic Imported Italian Vodka 4Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com Considers iPage And GreenGeeks As The Best Dedicated Server Hosting Suppliers 2Health News:2014 Long Prom Dresses From LunaDress Now Available In Over 20 Popular Designs 2Health News:Visual Impact Frequency Training Review: Rusty Moore's Latest Fitness Guide Released 2
... ... series featuring personal stories of young adults with disabilities and adjusting to college life. ... Wellesley, MA ... how people obtain legal services, announced that its ChildRC.com web site now features a ...
... , WASHINGTON , Jan. 26 ... Dateline NBC documentary on patients who have insurance but not adequate ... to deal with the lack of legal accountability for insurers and ... , The nonprofit consumer group called upon Obama to close ...
... , , WASHINGTON , ... (ALEC) -- the nation,s largest nonpartisan individual membership association of state ... and Curt Schroder for filing House Bills 2053 ... own health care choices. Representatives Baker and Schroder will hold a ...
... field that often deals with changes over many generations ... lifetime? A lot, some scientists say. If recent recommendations are ... medical entrance and licensing exams, says an international group of ... January 26 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy ...
... consultation on the EU Clinical Trials Directive, ECCO ... its member organisations for adapting the Directive,s requirements to ... Since the implementation of the Directive in 2004, ... the detrimental effect it has had, particularly on international ...
... A Universit de Montral research team is developing a pill ... stop eating. "Mice deprived of leptin will not stop eating. ... Mose Bendayan, a pathology professor at the Universit de Montral ... Leptin regulates appetite in mammals and its levels decrease ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:ChildRC.com Features “Acclimating To College Life In A Wheelchair” 2Health News:Obama: Make Equal Justice for Patients a State of the Union Pledge & Re-establish White House Office of Consumer Affairs 2Health News:Obama: Make Equal Justice for Patients a State of the Union Pledge & Re-establish White House Office of Consumer Affairs 3Health News:Pennsylvania Legislators Stand for Health Care Freedom 2Health News:Pennsylvania Legislators Stand for Health Care Freedom 3Health News:Pennsylvania Legislators Stand for Health Care Freedom 4Health News:Medical students may soon be tested on evolution 2Health News:Medical students may soon be tested on evolution 3Health News:European Cancer Organization supports a revision of the EU Clinical Trials Directive 2Health News:European Cancer Organization supports a revision of the EU Clinical Trials Directive 3Health News:A gimmick-free weight-loss pill in the works 2
(Date:10/19/2014)... Oct. 20, 2014 CTI BioPharma Corp. (CTI) ... report its third quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, ... financial markets. Following the announcement, members of the management ... the results and provide a general corporate update at ... event can be obtained as follows: Wednesday, ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... N.C. , Oct. 17, 2014 ... the Medical Affairs function has come across several ... resources efficiently and managing globalization.  ... Practices, LLC is dedicated to providing benchmarking and ... Medical Affairs Consortium is a service composed of ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... UBM Medica US announces that Neurology Times ... for neurologists and other healthcare providers, features special coverage on ... discussions of the latest developments in approaches to diagnosis. ... , more than the total of those who have multiple ... can be difficult because there are no confirmatory medical tests. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CTI BioPharma to Report Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on October 29, 2014 2Early Key Findings from the Medical Affairs Consortium Research 2Neurology Times Features Coverage of Parkinson and Alzheimer Disease 2Neurology Times Features Coverage of Parkinson and Alzheimer Disease 3
... N.J. , Jan. 25 PharmaNet Development Group, ... biotechnology, generic drug and medical device companies, announced today that ... Clinical Research Neuroscience. , "We are very pleased to ... , Chief Operating Officer, Late Stage Development. "Steve is a ...
... NEW YORK , Jan. 25 Stewart ... a substantial donation to charitable organizations helping the people of ... of pharmaceutical, generic, health & beauty and home health care ... according to 2009 Forbes Magazine. , Rahr was a primary ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Steven Leventer Joins PharmaNet Development Group as Vice President, Clinical Research Neuroscience 2Pharma Billionaire Stewart Rahr Provides Substantial Donation to Haiti Charities 2
Straight shafts with teeth and 5 mm tying platform. Wide serrated handle with polished finish. Teeth: 0.3 mm. Manufactured in titanium....
Ergotec Vetriretinal Instrument System. Extra fine angled tips (3 mm). 20 gauge shaft tapering to 23 gauge, 10 mm from tip. Overall length from rear rotation knob to tip....
Designed to securely hold scleral plugs during insertion and removal. The cross action handle is designed to reduce hand fatigue while grasping plug....
Ergotec Vetriretinal Instrument System. Ultra-fine 3.35 mm jaws. Angled 55 degrees. 20 gauge shaft. 30 mm in length. Blackened tip. Overall length from rear rotation knob to tip....
Medicine Products: