Psychology Night Research Posters and Presentations

Faculty Sponsor, if applicable

Anne Saw

Project Abstract

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US (CDC, 2017). HPV infection can be prevented through the HPV vaccine. However, Asian American women are less likely to get vaccinated against HPV compared to White American women (Licht et al., 2010). Furthermore, it is important for males to prevent HPV infection via vaccination; however, Asian young adult males have the lowest HPV vaccination rates for all young adult males (NHANES 2017-2018 data). There is little research in the area of culturally appropriate HPV vaccination interventions for Asian and Asian American young adults. We conducted an integrative review to assess the barriers and facilitators for HPV vaccination for Asian and Asian American young adults. Twenty articles were included in this review. Identified barriers to HPV vaccination included (1) Limited awareness and knowledge regarding HPV infection and vaccine, (2) Concerns about safety and efficacy of vaccine, (3) Cultural and linguistic barriers, (4) Cost, (5) Lack of perceived susceptibility, and (6) Time consumption and fear of shots. Identified facilitators to getting vaccinated included (1) Knowledge and understanding of HPV infection and vaccine, (2) Social support, (3) Recommendations from healthcare providers, and (4) Benefits to self and others.

Type of Research

Doctoral-Undergraduate Opportunity for Scholarship (DUOS)


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