Date of Conferral
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately 14 million new cases of HPV diagnosed each year (men and women combined). The rate of vaccine administration among adolescent males is much less than it is among females. As a result, the CDC has urged health care providers to work with state and local health care providers to improve the utilization of the HPV vaccine. The purpose of this scholarly project was to develop an educational toolkit, one guided by Ajzen and Fishbein's theory of reasoned action, regarding the value of the HPV vaccine. The toolkit was offered through both online and hard copy formats and provided parents of adolescent males with information regarding HPV, the HPV vaccine, helpful websites, and references. The toolkit's efficacy will be determined by a comparison of annual vaccination rates. This project fills a significant knowledge gap in the scholarly literature, as there were only 8 articles that met the inclusion criteria in the review of literature. It also provides a guide for other outpatient clinics that may want to implement a comparable toolkit.
Hadley, Lance Everette, "Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates among Adolescent Males: A Toolkit for Parents" (2014). Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies. 144.