Title

Utilizing mHealth Technology to Increase HPV Knowledge and HPV Vaccine Uptake In Adolescents: A Qualitative Study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2018

School

Health Professions

Abstract

This study sought to identify communication preferences for tailoring mHealth interventions on HPV and what information in messaging should be included to increase HPV education, vaccination and schedule adherence among youth. A convenient sample of 210 students answered an online survey. Participants were 18 – 25 years old (88%), female (85.6%), Caucasian (60%), never been diagnosed with HPV (92.9%) and completed all 3 doses (61.6%). Our respondents were initially hesitant to use SMS text messages and mobile apps for HPV primarily due to privacy, memory and data cost concerns but thought the personalization options would increase message saliency and information trustworthiness if sent by a healthcare provider. Healthcare providers should use the information to tailor HPV and sexual health interventions.

Publication Title

Journal of Adolescent and Family Health

Volume

9

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

30

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