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Open Access mHealth Pilot Study: Text Messaging Intervention to Promote HPV Vaccination

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Objectives: To test the feasibility and efficacy of a culturally-tailored mobile health intervention designed to increase knowledge about, intent to obtain, and receipt of the HPV vaccine. Methods: A 7-day text message HPV intervention was developed using a quasi-experimental research design for 30 Korean-American women. Results: Participants demonstrated significant increases in knowledge of HPV with an intent to get vaccinated within one year, and 30% of participants received the first dose of the HPV vaccine. Conclusions: Mobile health technology could be a promising tool in reducing the cancer burden for underserved populations.

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Keywords: CERVICAL CANCER; HEALTH DISPARITY; HPV; INTERVENTION; KOREAN-AMERICAN WOMEN; MOBILE PHONE; TEXT MESSAGING

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA. [email protected] 2: School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA 3: School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA 4: College of Dentistry, New York University, New York, NY, USA 5: School of Public Health, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA

Publication date: 2016-01-01

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