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Recommended Health Care Personnel Immunization: Exploring Immunization Rates, Motivators, and Barriers to Immunization in Health Care Personnel
Immunization rates among health care personnel (HCP) have remained low despite advances in vaccine development with reported rates ranging from 27% to 72% for commonly recommended vaccines. Within the United States, HCP ...
Identifying and Overcoming Perceived Barriers of Providers towards HPV Vaccination: A Literature Review
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection in the United States associated with nearly 26,000 cases of cancer annually. With the recent addition of Gardasil 9, three vaccines are now licensed by ...
Protecting infants against pertussis: the cocooning strategy in practice.
Cocooning is a strategy to protect infants from pertussis. This study explored the postpartum Tdap status of close newborn contacts during a primary care visit. The findings include a summary of the results and the ...
The Use of Patient-Centered Communication and the URICA tool in patients with a BMI >30 in a Nebraska Outpatient Clinic: A Pilot Study
Objective: The purpose was to explore the effects of motivational interviewing (MI) themes, patient-centered communication, and patient-directed agendas on body mass index (BMI) and University of Rhode Island Change ...
Pertussis Education and Immunization for the Older Adult: A Pilot Study
Pertussis rates continue to increase despite vaccination recommendations. To increase knowledge of pertussis and increase Tdap vaccination rates in older adults, we created an educational presentation and survey tools to ...
Use of multimedia educational interventions to increase Human Papillomavirus (HPV) awareness in a Hispanic population
The human papillomavirus disproportionately affects Hispanic ethnicity due to socioeconomic, health beliefs, and low utilization of preventative healthcare. Development of a culturally tailored HPV educational program for ...