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:8/28/2015)... , ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... Malaria Day at the Zoo to celebrate children helping children, a thank you ... congregations throughout West Ohio have contributed to the United Methodist initiative to end ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... and Best Practices for Compliance, **Presented by FDAnews and GessNet**, Oct. 14-15, ... internationally renowned expert Fubin Wu, has been specifically designed to provide devicemakers ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Saint Petersburg, FL —Pocket Protein™, a protein ... sugar, gluten, lactose or caffeine in a convenient 2 oz. pouch that never ... Choice Awards. , Five consumer packaged goods (CPG) products were selected by the ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... The Nashville Business Journal ... leading in business. Mr. Troy Mizell, Chairman of the Board at MyGenetx, ... Journal's 2015 Veterans Awards will recognize Nashville military veterans who, through their professional ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... Northridge dentists Dr. ... whitening. For just $199, patients can currently receive a one hour treatment of this ... procedures, but it includes a number of unique features that can turn teeth up ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Saturday’s United Methodist Event at Columbus Zoo Celebrates Imagine No Malaria 2Health News:Saturday’s United Methodist Event at Columbus Zoo Celebrates Imagine No Malaria 3Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 2Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 3Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 4Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 5Health News:Pocket Protein™ Named 2015 CPG Editor’s Choice Award Finalist by Informa’s SupplySide 2Health News:Pocket Protein™ Named 2015 CPG Editor’s Choice Award Finalist by Informa’s SupplySide 3Health News:MyGenetx Board Member Receives Veterans Award 2Health News:Northridge Dentists Dr. Elyson and Dr. Assili Now Offer a Special Promotion on Zoom Teeth Whitening 2
(Date:8/27/2015)... Va. , Aug. 27, 2015  The ... the Food and Drug Administration,s (FDA,s) draft guidance ... reference products and biosimilars, to bear a nonproprietary ... AMCP has been seeking a decision from the ... 18 diverse health care stakeholders urging the agency ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... RIVERSIDE, Calif. , Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... important milestone in the commercial development of the ... . The Smart Oxygen device, being developed by ... adjusts to a patient,s changing demand for oxygen ... that the 510 (k) submission for the Smart ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... Grow , the fastest-growing professional networking organization for women leaders ... World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) in ... CWCBExpo in LA will take place September 16-18, 2015 at ... Los Angeles, CA , and is the ... industry. The Women Grow tracks at CWCBExpo ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AMCP Is Disappointed in FDA's Draft Guidance and Proposed Rule Calling for Suffix on Nonproprietary Names of Biological Products 2Smart Oxygen Solutions' Supplemental Oxygen Delivery Device Achieves FDA Regulatory Pathway Milestone 2Smart Oxygen Solutions' Supplemental Oxygen Delivery Device Achieves FDA Regulatory Pathway Milestone 3Smart Oxygen Solutions' Supplemental Oxygen Delivery Device Achieves FDA Regulatory Pathway Milestone 4Cannabis World Congress in Los Angeles Boasts Women Grow Sponsored Education 2Cannabis World Congress in Los Angeles Boasts Women Grow Sponsored Education 3Cannabis World Congress in Los Angeles Boasts Women Grow Sponsored Education 4
Cached News: