Retail Clinic Nurse Practitioner Knowledge, Barriers, and Practice Recommendations: Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

Joy Deupree, Ngozi Okeani, Justin Xavier Moore, Lillian Nagaddya, C. Ann Gakumo

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Abstract

Literature is limited on human papillomavirus (HPV) immunization practices in retail clinics. This cross-sectional study examined nurse practitioner (NP) knowledge, perceived barriers, and practices for recommending HPV vaccination in retail clinic settings (N = 67). Barriers included caregiver denial of their children's risk for infection and lack of insurance. NP vaccination recommendation rates were 40.3% for males age 11-12, 49.3% for females age 11-12, and 62.7% for females or males age 13-26 years old. Retail clinic NPs are knowledgeable of HPV guidelines and understand barriers but may not utilize opportunities to recommend vaccination as frequently as may be appropriate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e241-e244
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2017

Keywords

  • HPV vaccination
  • nurse practitioners' recommendations
  • retail health care clinics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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