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An integrative review of the influences on decision making of young people about Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

Sisson, Helen; Wilkinson, Yvonne

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The HPV vaccine is a key intervention in the prevention of HPV infection and associated cancers. This review emphasises the importance of understanding what influences decision-making about this vaccine. Guided by the work of Whittemore and Knafl, and Pluye and Hong, we identified 25 studies, from which four prominent themes emerged: fear and risk, pain, parental involvement and involvement of others. Fear of cervical cancer was a strong motivation to receive the vaccine, and the extent of parental involvement also had an impact on decision-making. Recommendations to receive the vaccine by healthcare providers was also an important influence. School nurses are fundamental to the promotion and delivery of the HPV vaccine and should stress the significant role that it plays in the prevention of cancer. Additionally, school nurses should ensure that discussions about HPV infection and vaccine includes parents where appropriate, and should distinctly recommend vaccination to those eligible.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Feb 1, 2019
Print ISSN 1059-8405
Electronic ISSN 1546-8364
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 35
Issue 1
Pages 39-50
Institution Citation Sisson, H., & Wilkinson, Y. (2019). An integrative review of the influences on decision making of young people about Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. Journal of School Nursing, 35(1), 39-50. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059840518805816
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1059840518805816
Keywords Adolescents; Decision-making; Human papillomavirus vaccine; Integrative review; School Nursing; Young people
Publisher URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1059840518805816

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