HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Risk factors affect parents' attitudes about STD vaccinations

INDIANAPOLIS The severity of possible infection and the effectiveness of a vaccine weighed heavily in the decision-making process for parents reporting their views on childhood vaccination for sexually transmitted diseases.

The analysis of 278 parental views on STD vaccination for children was reported in the Feb.7 issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine by researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine.

In an ongoing series of studies, lead author Gregory D. Zimet, Ph.D., professor of pediatrics and clinical psychology, and his colleagues are evaluating parental attitudes toward adolescent vaccination for STDs in anticipation of availability of vaccines that are currently in various stages of development.

"Health professionals have expressed concern that many parents will be resistant for a variety of reasons to vaccinating children or adolescents for sexually transmitted diseases," said Dr. Zimet. "Our research is proactive and we hope to provide physicians with an understanding of the issues parents may have about STD vaccines by the time they are on the market."

The participants, who were parents or guardians accompanying a child between the ages of 12 and 17 years to a pediatric clinic visit, completed a survey to test their reaction to nine hypothetical vaccine scenarios. Variables included the mode of transmission (sexually transmitted or not sexually transmitted); severity of infection (curable with antibiotics, chronic and incurable, or usually fatal); vaccine effectiveness (50 percent, 70 percent or 90 percent); and availability of behavioral methods for prevention (yes or no).

The scenarios mixed the variables to present a clear picture of preferences and concerns about STD vaccination. Parents expressed little difference in their willingness to accept a vaccine whether it was for an STD or an infection that is not sexually transmi
'"/>

Contact: Mary Hardin
mhardin@iupui.edu
317-274-7722
Indiana University
8-Feb-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment
2. Study finds factors linked to substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals
3. UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs
4. Success of liver transplantation may be most influenced by three risk factors
5. Public policy should address the social factors behind ill health
6. Obesity among African-American stroke survivors increases risk factors for recurrent stroke
7. Study links racial and ethnic gap in youth violence to social factors
8. Cardiovascular risk factors in midlife strongly linked to risk of dementia
9. Study links sexual behavior, genetic factors to increased risk of kidney infection in women under 50
10. Study identifies factors associated with long-term opioid treatment of veteran patients
11. Good fats decrease multiple heart disease risk factors

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Risk factors affect parents attitudes about STD vaccinations

(Date:8/19/2014)... Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) ... up during The Barclays at The Ridgewood County Club ... Horizon BCBSNJ will be getting spectators into the walking fitness ... , Horizon BCBSNJ, the official health care sponsor of The ... the New Jersey Golf Foundation, an organization that removes barriers ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Lupus and other rheumatic diseases can cause neurological ... delay a correct diagnosis for months, a new ... also cause these types of symptoms, according to ... Maywood, Ill. Rheumatic disorders include autoimmune and inflammatory ... as lupus, systemic vasculitis and ankylosing spondylitis. ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... August 19, 2014 Grande Naturals, ... the winner of the 2014 Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers ... the first place position in “Product Innovation; Product ... eyeliner, which also includes a lash enhancement serum, ... plus lash-boosting technology. , This all-new ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Merrick, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 In honor ... helping you care for your old furry friend by offering tips ... to rely on their owners more. Because of this, dog owners ... for them. , As dogs age, their needs change. They will ... outside as much as they used to. Because of this, pet ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Following the completion ... Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay is proud to debut the ... second project included a full revamp of all public spaces ... guest rooms and suites, an all-new dining experience at 1823 ... hotel lobby. , With the introduction of 1823 Kitchen and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Pairs up with PGA TOUR Pro Morgan Hoffmann for Walking Challenge During The Barclays for Charity and to Promote Good Health 2Health News:Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Pairs up with PGA TOUR Pro Morgan Hoffmann for Walking Challenge During The Barclays for Charity and to Promote Good Health 3Health News:Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Pairs up with PGA TOUR Pro Morgan Hoffmann for Walking Challenge During The Barclays for Charity and to Promote Good Health 4Health News:Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report 2Health News:GrandeLINER™ Wins Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers & Distributors Award 2Health News:GrandeLINER™ Wins Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers & Distributors Award 3Health News:The Puppy Store Helps Pet Owners Care for Aging Dogs 2Health News:Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Hotel Unveils the Finishing Touches of Its $20 Million Makeover 2
(Date:8/19/2014)... 2014 According to a new ... Navigation Systems, ENT Navigation Systems and Orthopedic Navigation Systems) ... Forecast, 2014 - 2020", the global surgical navigation systems ... and is expected to grow at a CAGR of ... value of USD 295.5 million in 2020. ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... MARLBOROUGH, Mass. and NAGOYA, Japan ... Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) and ASAHI INTECC ... and Nagoya Stock Exchange) have formalized plans to ... The joint project focuses on creating a device intended ... The FFR market is an emerging field in ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... , Aug. 19, 2014 Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... : "IMNP"), a biotechnology company, today announced that it ... stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market has been approved by ... Group. IMMUNE,s common stock is expected to begin trading on ... August 21, 2014 under the symbol IMNP. "We ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 2Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 3Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 4Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 5Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 6Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 7Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 8Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 9Boston Scientific and ASAHI INTECC Announce Joint Development and Manufacturing Programs 2Boston Scientific and ASAHI INTECC Announce Joint Development and Manufacturing Programs 3Boston Scientific and ASAHI INTECC Announce Joint Development and Manufacturing Programs 4Immune Pharmaceuticals Announces Approval for Listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market 2Immune Pharmaceuticals Announces Approval for Listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market 3Immune Pharmaceuticals Announces Approval for Listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market 4
Cached News: