A woman dies every 2 minutes due to HPV related illness. Cervical cancer is the 5th most common cancer worldwide, with approximately 471,000 new cases diagnosed each year. There is a decreased risk of HPV related illnesses with vaccine development. However, lack of uptake is suspected to be impacted by parental knowledge deficit. Previously, these illnesses received little attention by parents and healthcare providers, even with the very evident increase in newly diagnosed patients. Without education, rate of infection will continue to increase as vaccine uptake remains stagnant. The purpose of this study is to determine how education from healthcare providers impacts parents' perceptions about HPV related illnesses and vaccine uptake.
Couser, Francesca and Dahnke, Jessica, "A Review of Literature Regarding North American Parent’s Perceptions about the HPV Vaccine and the Effect They Have on Vaccine Uptake in Their Adolescent Daughters Ages 9 to 26" (2012). Pharmacy and Nursing Student Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Poster Session. 42.
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