Adaptation of an HPV education resource to promote HPV vaccination among Spanish-speaking Latino Young Men who Have Sex with Men in Puerto Rico and Florida (Proyecto Hombres Previniendo el VPH (Proyecto HPV)
The purpose of the study is to characterize Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV vaccination knowledge, vaccine awareness, attitudes, health literacy, health beliefs, and intentions to receive the vaccine as well as educational preferences for learning more about HPV and HPV vaccination.
To characterize HPV and HPV vaccination knowledge, vaccine awareness, attitudes, health literacy, health beliefs (e.g., perceived risk, perceived barriers, perceived norms), and intentions to receive the vaccine as well as educational preferences among 260 unvaccinated Spanish-language preferring YLMSM ages 18-26 (approximately 130 in PR and approximately 130 in FL) via an online survey.
To conduct 20 in-depth interviews with key stakeholders (i.e., healthcare clinic leadership, providers and staff, community-based organization staff; 10 in PR and 10 in FL) to inform intervention content and delivery methods and identify potential facilitators and barriers to intervention implementation.
To culturally adapt an existing Cancer 101 educational resource for Spanish-language preferring YLMSM ages 18-26 and to conduct 4-6 focus groups with 24 YLMSM in PR (n=12) and FL (n=12) to gain feedback on the acceptability, accessibility, content, delivery preferences, and aesthetics of the theoretically informed, HPV educational intervention targeted for YLMSM
Men who have had sex with men and/or are attracted to men
Able to read, write and understand Spanish
Primary residence in either Puerto Rico or Florida
Has access to the internet
Additional criteria for Aim 3:
Has regular access to a working telephone or is able to attend an in-person focus group
Inclusion Criteria for Aim 2:
Individuals with a current or prior role (within last twelve months) in a community-based organization, private or public healthcare clinic, health department, college/university organization, or interest group that provides services to sexual minorities in FL or PR as a healthcare provider, staff member, group member, or in a leadership role
Age 21 or older
Able to understand, read and speak either Spanish or English
Individuals who contact the research team about interest in participating on Aims 1 or 3 (when recruitment cap has been completed for that aim) can be directed to Aims 1 or 3 for possible recruitment. Individuals can participate in more than 1 aim, but not more than one time in a single aim.
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