Preventative Medicine in the United States: The ...

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Preventative Medicine in the United States: The Acceptance and Impact of the HPV Vaccine

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Strannigan, Layne
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Rubio-Wallace, Sherrie
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-18

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Preventative medicine is an important aspect of healthcare that is often overlooked. Vaccinations are the simplest and most effective form of prevention for a variety of illnesses. In 2006, a vaccine was approved that protects girls from several strains of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection. Despite the vaccine’s proven effectiveness and the high prevalence of HPV, many Americans remain skeptical of the need to mandate vaccination of all school-aged girls. In order to increase the acceptance and uptake of the vaccine, it is necessary to understand what factors most directly affect a woman’s decision to receive or abstain from receiving the vaccine. This topic was selected due to its recent importance and my interest in the field of healthcare. Research for the project was conducted using the most recent sources available including magazine articles and journal articles. In addition, the University of Wyoming Student Health is referenced in order to focus on a specific population of interest. Acceptance of the vaccine is dependent on a variety of factors including cost, physician recommendation, media portrayal, education on the virus and the vaccine and a woman’s perceived susceptibility to the disease being prevented. Due to the variance of factors, it is evident that a healthcare provider must give sufficient information on both the virus and vaccine for all patients. In addition, education is critical, not only to increase acceptance of the vaccine, but to increase the patient’s awareness and ability to protect herself.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Human Papillomavirus vaccine

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vaccine

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preventative medicine -- social impact

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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