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Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Jul;155(1):87-93. doi: 10.1177/0194599816639932. Epub 2016 Mar 29.

Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Counseling in Pediatric Training: Are We Discussing Otolaryngology-Related Manifestations?

Author information

1
Department of Otolaryngology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona, USA gnagi.sharon@mayo.edu.
2
Camelback Pediatrics, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
3
Department of Otolaryngology, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
4
Department of Otolaryngology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Demonstrate the need for increased education regarding otolaryngology-related manifestations of human papillomavirus (HPV). Highlight a need to incorporate otolaryngology-related manifestations of HPV in vaccine counseling.

STUDY DESIGN:

Survey.

SETTING:

Tertiary care academic children's hospital.

SUBJECTS:

Pediatric residents, fellows, and staff.

METHODS:

An online survey was made available regarding HPV education and vaccination.

RESULTS:

Participants (N = 348) initiated the survey representing 28.4%, 25.6%, and 19.0% postgraduate year 1, 2, and 3 residents, respectively, as well as 17.5% chief residents/fellows and 9.5% attendings. Participants rated their prior education as none or fair regarding recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (63.8%) and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (68.3%). In contrast, 60.6% and 70.9% rated their education on genital warts and cervical cancer correspondingly as good or excellent. When asked what was routinely discussed during HPV vaccine counseling, 63.3% reported "never" discussing recurrent respiratory papillomatosis and 52.9% "never" discussing oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. A range from 92.7% to 95.5% responded that there was a need for increased education regarding HPV and its role in recurrent respiratory papillomatosis and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.

CONCLUSIONS:

Increased education about HPV and its otolaryngology-related manifestations should be undertaken to increase provider, patient, and parent awareness of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. We propose that discussing the risks of otolaryngology-related disease be routinely included in HPV vaccination counseling.

KEYWORDS:

counseling; human papillomavirus; vaccination

PMID:
27026738
DOI:
10.1177/0194599816639932
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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