Journal of Oncology / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Decision-Making about the HPV Vaccine among Ethnically Diverse Parents: Implications for Health Communications

Table 1

Focus group questions.

ConstructSample question

Sources of health informationWhere do you get information about your daughter’s health?
What is the most credible/believable source of information?

Decision-making about daughter’s healthWho makes decisions about your daughter’s health?
Under what circumstances would you involve your daughter in making a decision about her health care?

Awareness and knowledge of HPVWhat do you know about HPV or human papillomavirus?
How is it spread?
Who is vulnerable to it?
What health problems can it cause?

Awareness and knowledge of HPV vaccineHave you heard about a vaccine for HPV?
What have you heard?
Who is this vaccine for?
What does it do?

Social and subjective norms about HPV vaccinationAre people in your community getting their daughters vaccinated? Why or why not? What would your (spouse/partner; family members; friends) think about your getting your daughter vaccinated for HPV?

Barriers to vaccinationIs it difficult to get this vaccine?
Why or why not?

Desired informationWhat would you need to know before making a decision about vaccinating your daughter(s)?

Preferred sources and settings for HPV information deliveryWhat would be the best way to deliver information about the HPV vaccine to parents?
Where do you prefer to receive information?
From what source?

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