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The Understanding and Attitudes of Pediatric Dentists Towards HPV Vaccines

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posted on 28.10.2014, 00:00 by Zameer A. Khan
Purpose: The aim of this study is to investigate the understanding, attitudes and intentions regarding Human Papillomavirus and HPV vaccinations among pediatric dentists in the United States. Methods: Surveys were mailed to 500 members of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Results: Surveys were returned from 126 Practitioners (~25%). Pediatric dentists’ treating adolescent patients are not more likely to recommend the HPV vaccination (P=0.57). Similarly, taking CE courses on HPV (p=0.417) and oral cancer (p=0.81) does not make them more likely to recommend the HPV vaccination. Pediatric dentists’ level of involvement in providing HPV vaccine will be a function of their self-evaluation of comfort and skill level regarding HPV vaccine, identification with the role of vaccinating and assessment of the vaccine as being beneficial (p<0.05). Conclusion: Pediatric dentists’ level of involvement in providing HPV vaccine will be a function of their self-evaluation of comfort and skill level regarding HPV vaccine, identification with the role of vaccinating and assessment of the vaccine as being beneficial. Knowledge and resources did not play a significant role in predicting level of involvement.

History

Advisor

Alrayyes, Sahar

Department

Pediatric Dentistry

Degree Grantor

University of Illinois at Chicago

Degree Level

Masters

Committee Member

LeHew, Charles Koerber,Anne

Submitted date

2014-08

Language

en

Issue date

28/10/2014