Predictors of human papillomavirus vaccine initiation and completion among Latino mothers of 11-to 17-year-old daughters living along the Texas-Mexico border

Daisy Y. Morales-Campos, Deborah Parra-Medina

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Abstract

Few Texas Latino girls initiate and complete the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series, but few studies have examined predictors of initiation and completion in this group. Mothers are crucial to vaccine uptake. Using self-reported data from mothers of unvaccinated girls (n = 317), we examined the association between predictors (HPV and HPV vaccine knowledge, vaccine self-efficacy) and outcomes (initiation and completion). Despite an increase in HPV and HPV vaccine knowledge from baseline to follow-up (n = 195), we found no association between the predictors and the outcomes. Findings showed that health insurance status and study group participation (Entre Madre e Hija program or brochure only) were associated with initiation and completion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-149
Number of pages11
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Cancer prevention
  • Immunizations
  • Latinos
  • Underserved populations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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