HPV knowledge and vaccine acceptability among hispanic fathers

Julie Kornfeld, Margaret M. Byrne, Robin Vanderpool, Sarah Shin, Erin Kobetz

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-69
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Primary Prevention
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 2013


  • Hispanic men
  • HPV knowledge
  • HPV vaccine acceptability
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Medicine(all)


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