Start Date

19-3-2018 10:00 AM

End Date

19-3-2018 11:30 AM

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Abstract

Title: Parental Knowledge and Perceptions of HPV Vaccines among Korean American Parents

Author: Young-Me Lee

Affiliation: School of Nursing, DePaul University, Chicago

Background: Given significant concerns about HPV infection, lower immunization rates, and higher cervical cancer risks facing KAs, limited attention has been paid to the specific concerns of KA parents and barriers that underlie parental reluctance to vaccinate their children.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine Korean-Americans parents’ level of knowledge of the HPV vaccine, explore their perceptions of the HPV vaccination for their children, and identify the difference in parental knowledge and perceptions of the HPV vaccine between Korean-American parents who have vaccinated their children versus those who have not.

Methods: A descriptive comparative design was used. A convenience sample of Korean-American parents was recruited. The study questionnaire consisted of demographic items, general knowledge of HPV, and the parental perception regarding HPV vaccination.

Results: A total of 74 Korean-American parents participated in the study. The level of general knowledge about HPV was very low with a mean of 3.14 out of a possible of 10 for correct answers to knowledge questions. Many participants reported lower scores in perceived susceptibility, perceived uncertainty and perceived barriers, indicating negative perception. HPV Knowledge was not found a significant difference in the scores for parents who did vaccinate their children vs did not. Perceived benefits and perceived barriers were found a significant difference in scores between two groups.

Conclusions: This study found that a lack of knowledge about HPV and HPV vaccine is critical to Korean-American parents making efficient, informed decision for their children. Negative perceptions influenced by cultural values play a key role in preventing this sample from seeking appropriate information and delaying vaccination. There is an urgent need to develop a culturally grounded and sensitive HPV education program to improve and implement preventive measures for HPV and cervical cancer to the Korean-American population.

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Parental Knowledge and Perceptions of HPV Vaccines Among Korean American Parents

Abstract

Title: Parental Knowledge and Perceptions of HPV Vaccines among Korean American Parents

Author: Young-Me Lee

Affiliation: School of Nursing, DePaul University, Chicago

Background: Given significant concerns about HPV infection, lower immunization rates, and higher cervical cancer risks facing KAs, limited attention has been paid to the specific concerns of KA parents and barriers that underlie parental reluctance to vaccinate their children.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine Korean-Americans parents’ level of knowledge of the HPV vaccine, explore their perceptions of the HPV vaccination for their children, and identify the difference in parental knowledge and perceptions of the HPV vaccine between Korean-American parents who have vaccinated their children versus those who have not.

Methods: A descriptive comparative design was used. A convenience sample of Korean-American parents was recruited. The study questionnaire consisted of demographic items, general knowledge of HPV, and the parental perception regarding HPV vaccination.

Results: A total of 74 Korean-American parents participated in the study. The level of general knowledge about HPV was very low with a mean of 3.14 out of a possible of 10 for correct answers to knowledge questions. Many participants reported lower scores in perceived susceptibility, perceived uncertainty and perceived barriers, indicating negative perception. HPV Knowledge was not found a significant difference in the scores for parents who did vaccinate their children vs did not. Perceived benefits and perceived barriers were found a significant difference in scores between two groups.

Conclusions: This study found that a lack of knowledge about HPV and HPV vaccine is critical to Korean-American parents making efficient, informed decision for their children. Negative perceptions influenced by cultural values play a key role in preventing this sample from seeking appropriate information and delaying vaccination. There is an urgent need to develop a culturally grounded and sensitive HPV education program to improve and implement preventive measures for HPV and cervical cancer to the Korean-American population.