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    Irish mothers' intentions to have daughters receive the HPV vaccine

    Fahy, Amanda and Desmond, Deirdre (2010) Irish mothers' intentions to have daughters receive the HPV vaccine. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 179 (3). pp. 427-430. ISSN 0021-1265

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    Most cases of cervical cancer are associated with human paillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18. This study examined the effect of message framing on mother’s intentions to obtain HPV vaccination for their teenage daughters and investigated predictors of HPV vaccination intentions. Seventy two mothers of daughters in the 8 to 16 years age group were randomly assigned to read either a gain-framed (describing the benefits of receiving the vaccine) or a loss-framed (describing the costs of not receiving the vaccine) message and completed measures assessing their intention to have their daughter/s vaccinated, normative beliefs, attitudes and perceived behavioural control. Awareness of HPV was low but intentions to vaccinate were high. There was no effect of message frame on vaccination intentions. Attitudes toward HPV vaccination and the influence of both peers and medical professionals are important factors in HPV vaccine acceptability.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Preprint version of article. The original publication is available at DOI 10.1007/s11845-010-0501-7
    Keywords: Human papillomavirus; HPV; Message framing; Vaccination; Parents; Intentions;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 3812
    Depositing User: Dr. Deirdre Desmond
    Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2012 14:01
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Journal of Medical Science
    Publisher: Springer Verlag
    Refereed: No
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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