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HPV awareness and vaccination rates in college-aged male athletes

McCutcheon, Tonna DNP, APRN-BC; Schaar, Gina DNP; Herline, Alan MD; Hayes, Rachel BSN, PhD

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000525718.17158.9e
Feature: MEN'S HEALTH
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Abstract: College-aged males are at high risk for human papillomavirus (HPV); however, vaccination rates remain low, suggesting minimal HPV knowledge. Therefore, an educational intervention was developed and implemented to determine if an increase in HPV knowledge, perceived HPV risk, intention and perceived self-efficacy to obtain the vaccine, and vaccination rates were observed.

College-aged males are at high risk for human papillomavirus (HPV); however, vaccination rates remain low, suggesting minimal HPV knowledge. Therefore, an educational intervention was developed and implemented to determine if an increase in HPV knowledge, perceived HPV risk, intention and perceived self-efficacy to obtain the vaccine, and vaccination rates were observed.

Tonna McCutcheon is an NP at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

Gina Schaar is an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Ind.

Alan Herline is the section chief of Minimally Invasive and Digestive Diseases Surgery and the associate director of the Digestive Health Center at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga.

Rachel Hayes is a senior patient and quality advisor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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