Using Social Media to Increase the Rates of the HPV Vaccinations Among African Americans
Repository Posting Date2017-10-20T14:01:38Z
Author DetailsPatricia Anne Howard, MSLS, BSN, College of Nursing, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois, USA; Ahmed Elmi, MPH, Clinical Research Support, 3PStrategies, Ellicott City, Maryland, USA
Lead Author Sigma AffliationGamma Phi
The HPV vaccine can reduce HPV infections that lead to cancers. Social media is a method to disseminate health education. Gustafson and Woodworth cite, 80% of adults use the internet to find answers about health-related topics. This project may increase HPV vaccine knowledge, uptake and completion rate using social media.