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Master of Science (MS)
Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Phillip J Waite
This study applied the constructs of the health belief model (HBM) to assess women's knowledge and attitudes (i.e., perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, perceived benefits and perceived barriers) regarding cervical cancer, HPV, and the HPV vaccine and determine whether they predict women's intentions to receive the HPV vaccine. Women aged 18 to 26 years were surveyed from a convenience sample, and were primarily well-educated White women. Using Polytomous Universal Model (PLUM) ordinal regression, it was determined that the constructs of this model could not predict women's intentions of receiving the HPV vaccine.
Holguin, Ashlee Cooper, "Determining the Knowledge & Attitudes of 18-to 26- Year Old Women Regarding Cervical Cancer, Human Papillomavirus, and The Human Papillomavirus Vaccine" (2009). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. Paper 464.
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