Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Dr. Jennifer Harris
Dr. Janis Schiefelbein
Dr. Greg Belcher
INCREASING HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS VACCINATION AMONG ADOLESCENTS THROUGH PARENT TARGETED CANCER-PREVENTION EDUCATION
An Abstract of the Scholarly Project by
Shannon Leigh Duncan
The purpose of this study was to determine if parent targeted HPV education emphasizing the cancer-prevention benefits of vaccination increased initiation of the Gardasil 9 series among adolescents attending Pittsburg Community Middle School (PCMS). This project was completed in conjunction with the Southeast Kansas Community Health Center (SEK CHC) and consisted of providing HPV and Gardasil 9 education to the parents/legal guardians of the students enrolled at PCMS one week prior and during the 2018 parent-teacher conference sessions. An informational mailer was sent out to all parents/legal guardians of the PCMS students and live one-on-one educational encounters were provided to those who attended one of the conference sessions. An opt-out survey was issued to willing parent/legal guardian participants to aid in determining barriers against HPV vaccination. Data was collected from the SEK CHC KidCare school health van’s electronic medical records to compare initiation of the Gardasil 9 series from October 25th-November 29th, 2017, when no education was provided, versus October 25th-November 29th, 2018, six weeks after the parent-teacher conference educational intervention. An increase in Gardasil 9 initiation was noted in the six weeks post-education in 2018 when compared to the same time frame in 2017. The results of this study indicate HPV education focusing on cancer prevention may have a positive effect on obtaining parent/legal guardian consent for HPV vaccination.
Duncan, Shannon, "INCREASING HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS VACCINATION AMONG ADOLESCENTS THROUGH PARENT TARGETED CANCER-PREVENTION EDUCATION" (2019). Doctor of Nursing Practice. 21.