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Factors Associated with University Students’ Intention of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: A Heath Belief Model Approach
Health belief model
HPV vaccination intention
The purpose of this study was to explore factors associated with university students’ intention of human papillomavirus vaccination (HPV). The present study analyzed 533 undergraduate students from 3 northern Taiwan universities in 2015. Self-administered structured questionnaires were used. The main findings were as follows. 1.Overall, university students’ had average/high HPV knowledge scores. HPV cues to action were mainly form schools, media and healthcare providers. 2.Students’ perceived susceptibility to HPV, perceived barriers of HPV vaccination, self-efficacy, and HPV vaccination intention were at middle levels, while students’ perceived severity to HPV and perceived benefits of HPV vaccination were at middle/high levels. 3.Female studnets’ perceived susceptibility to HPV, perceived barriers of HPV vaccination, and HPV vaccination intention were significantly higher than males. 4.HPV cues to action, perceived susceptibility, perceived benefits, and self-efficacy were positively associated with HPV vaccination intention, while perceived barriers was negatively associated with HPV vaccination intention. 5.HPV cues to action, perceived susceptibility to HPV, and self-efficacy could predict HPV vaccination intention. It was suggested that educational institutions and health sectors could increase HPV vaccine message exposure to increase cues to action and conduct HPV educational acitivities to improve students’ perceived susceptibility and self-efficacy of HPV vaccination. Key word: Health belief model, HPV vaccine, HPV vaccination intention, university students.
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