Clinical Trial 18847

Cancer Type: Healthy Subjects
Interventions:

Study Type: Health Services Research
Phase of Study: Pilot
Investigators:

  • Susan Vadaparampil

Overview

Study Title

Increasing HPV Vaccination Series Completion Rates among Adolescent Hispanics in Tampa and Ponce

Summary

The first purpose of this part of the study is to learn about things that may encourage or prevent caregivers from ensuring their adolescent child completes the HPV vaccine series. Investigators plan to do this by interviewing the caregivers of Spanish-speaking/Spanish-preferring adolescent boys and girls in Tampa, Florida and Ponce, Puerto Rico. Investigators will use this information to help develop educational materials that may help to encourage HPV vaccine series completion. The second purpose of this study is to review and refine educational materials that may help inform and encourage caregivers to ensure that their adolescent child completes the HPV vaccine series. We plan to do this by interviewing caregivers of Spanish-speaking/Spanish-preferring adolescent boys and girls in Tampa, Florida and Ponce, Puerto Rico. Investigators will use this information to help develop educational materials that may help inform and encourage caregivers to ensure that their adolescent child completes the HPV vaccine series.

Objective

A.1.a. Aim 1: Identify HPV vaccine series completion barriers and facilitators among caregivers of Spanish-speaking/Spanish-preferring adolescents in Tampa, FL and Ponce, PR. A.2.b. Aim 2: Refine and assess the acceptability of an HPV vaccine education brochure and video content adapted to include barriers and facilitators identified in Aim 1 to meet the preferences of Hispanics in Tampa and Ponce. We will also expand the content to emphasize the importance of male vaccination and series completion.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Participants in both aims in Tampa and Ponce will be recruited through flyers placed throughout the Tampa and Ponce communities (e.g., churches, markets, and other community gathering places) and known media channels such as Spanish language radio talk shows, television programs, and newspapers. Individuals who are interested will be able to call a toll-free telephone number to learn more about research enrollment. Those who call will be screened to determine if they meet the following inclusion criteria: a) self-report as Hispanic and have a preference for Spanish language materials; b) are caregivers of >1 adolescent between the ages of 11 to 17 who received at least 1 dose or completed all 3 doses of the vaccine; c) have the ability to speak and read standard Spanish; d) can provide written informed consent; and e) have a valid mailing address and telephone number. For those callers who meet the inclusion criteria, in Aim 1, study staff will explain that this is a research study to better understand their perspectives on HPV vaccination. In Aim 2, study staff will explain that this is a research study to capture caregivers¿ thoughts and opinions about a HPV vaccine education booklet.