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Evaluating a Technology-Mediated HPV Vaccination Awareness Intervention: A Controlled, Quasi-Experimental, Mixed Methods Study

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Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
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Department of Communication, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424, USA
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Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
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South Carolina Office of Rural Health, Lexington, SC 29072, USA
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Vaccines 2020, 8(4), 749; https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines8040749
Received: 14 November 2020 / Revised: 1 December 2020 / Accepted: 8 December 2020 / Published: 10 December 2020
College-aged women and men are an important catch-up population for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination interventions. Limited research has explored technology-mediated HPV vaccination awareness interventions aimed at college students. The purpose was to evaluate a novel, technology-mediated, social media-based intervention to promote HPV vaccination among college students. A controlled, quasi-experimental, mixed methods study examined the feasibility of a technology-based intervention among two undergraduate classes (n = 58) at a public university in the southeastern United States of America. Classes were randomized to receive one of two cancer prevention programs (i.e., HPV vaccination (intervention) or healthy weight (control)). Both programs contained eight technology-mediated sessions, including weekly emails and private Facebook group posts. Participants completed pre-/post-test surveys and submitted weekly qualitative reflections. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and thematic review for qualitative data. Knowledge improved among participants in the HPV vaccination intervention relative to those in the control condition. Participants (97%) interacted on Facebook by “liking” a post or comment or posting a comment. Participants demonstrated robust engagement and high treatment satisfaction. Results suggests that social media is an effective platform to reach college students with health promotion interventions and increase HPV vaccination awareness in this important catch-up population. View Full-Text
Keywords: human papillomavirus vaccination; cancer prevention; college students; social media; behavior change; health promotion intervention human papillomavirus vaccination; cancer prevention; college students; social media; behavior change; health promotion intervention
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Brandt, H.M.; Sundstrom, B.; Monroe, C.M.; Turner-McGrievy, G.; Larsen, C.; Stansbury, M.; Magradey, K.; Gibson, A.; West, D.S. Evaluating a Technology-Mediated HPV Vaccination Awareness Intervention: A Controlled, Quasi-Experimental, Mixed Methods Study. Vaccines 2020, 8, 749. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines8040749

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Brandt HM, Sundstrom B, Monroe CM, Turner-McGrievy G, Larsen C, Stansbury M, Magradey K, Gibson A, West DS. Evaluating a Technology-Mediated HPV Vaccination Awareness Intervention: A Controlled, Quasi-Experimental, Mixed Methods Study. Vaccines. 2020; 8(4):749. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines8040749

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Brandt, Heather M.; Sundstrom, Beth; Monroe, Courtney M.; Turner-McGrievy, Gabrielle; Larsen, Chelsea; Stansbury, Melissa; Magradey, Karen; Gibson, Andrea; West, Delia S. 2020. "Evaluating a Technology-Mediated HPV Vaccination Awareness Intervention: A Controlled, Quasi-Experimental, Mixed Methods Study" Vaccines 8, no. 4: 749. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines8040749

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