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J Prim Prev. 2013 Apr;34(1-2):59-69. doi: 10.1007/s10935-013-0297-0.

HPV knowledge and vaccine acceptability among Hispanic fathers.

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  • 1Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Clinical Research Building, Room 910 (Locator code R669), 1120 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33136, USA.


The purpose of this study was to examine human papillomavirus (HPV) knowledge and vaccine acceptability in a convenience sample of immigrant Hispanic men, many of whom are parents of adolescents. Data on 189 male callers were collected from the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service Spanish-language call center. Most participants were willing to vaccinate their adolescent son (87.5%) or daughter (78.8%) against HPV. However, among this sample, awareness of HPV was low and knowledge of key risk factors varied. These findings can help guide the development of culturally informed educational efforts aimed at increasing informed decision-making about HPV vaccination among Hispanic fathers.

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