Associations of health behaviors with human papillomavirus vaccine uptake, completion, and intentions among female undergraduate students.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study explored associations between health behaviors and human papillomavirus vaccine receipt/intentions among female undergraduates. Participants (N = 286) completed a survey assessing human papillomavirus vaccine uptake (receiving 1-3 shots vs no shots), completion (receiving 3 shots vs 1-2 shots), and intentions as well as various health behaviors. Human papillomavirus vaccine uptake and completion were associated with receipt of other preventive medical care; completion was associated with having a regular healthcare provider. Among unvaccinated students (n = 115), increased human papillomavirus vaccine intentions were associated with flu shot and human immunodeficiency virus test receipt. Findings suggest promoting human papillomavirus vaccination with other preventive medical care might improve vaccine receipt.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Winger, JG; Christy, SM; Mosher, CE

Published Date

  • September 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1949 - 1955

PubMed ID

  • 25649428

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4523455

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1461-7277

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1359105315569093


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England