Maximizing HPV Vaccination
Full Title: Maximizing HPV Vaccination: Real-time Reminders, Guidance, and Recommendations
PI: Stephanie Staras, MSPH, Ph.D.
PI Institution: University of Florida
Funding Agency: National Cancer Institute
Abstract: Despite the impressive potential of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines to prevent cancer cases, HPV vaccination is low in the United States. A main contributor to the low rate is when a teen has a clinic visit and is not offered the vaccine, knows as missed clinical opportunities to vaccinate. HPV vaccination rates could be improved by systematically incorporating evidence-based strategies to increase vaccination opportunities in clinical care. The goal of this project is to reduce missed vaccination opportunities by enhancing, implementing, and evaluating an existing iPad-based application in delivering evidence-based vaccination improvement strategies across diverse primary care settings. The central hypothesis is that addressing barriers to application use with strategies consistent with Diffusion of Innovation and implementing the HIT system with quality improvement strategies consistent with Social Cognitive Theory will increase the HIT system’s Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance (RE-AIM) resulting in a large public health impact on preventing HPV-related cancers. The specific aims of this project are: (1) Enhance integration of a HPV vaccine application within diverse primary care clinics; and (2) Evaluate the RE-AIM components of our enhanced application with a feasibility trial. A group-randomized trial of six pair-matched OneFlorida clinics assigned to the enhanced application or control (delayed intervention) will evaluate the application. Florida is an ideal location to study HPV vaccine initiation because Florida has the 6th highest rates of HPV-related cancers, but 15th lowest in HPV vaccine initiation. The proposed project is significant because a HIT system incorporating theory- and evidence-based strategies to facilitate provider recommendation in real-time promises to increase HPV vaccination by reducing missed clinical opportunities.
OneFlorida Partner Sites
Florida State University
- Florida State University
- UFHealth Jacksonville
Published Papers and Presentations
- Staras SAS. Multi-level approaches to maximizing HPV vaccination. Health Outcomes and Policy Seminar Series. Gainesville, FL. October 3, 2017.
- Staras SA and Salloum R. Panel Discussant. Cancer Projects in Progress in the OneFlorida Research Consortium. Third Annual OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium Stakeholder Meeting. Gainesville, FL. Jan 26, 2017.
- Staras SAS and Salloum R. Lecture. Cancer Prevention Activities in OneFlorida. Second Annual OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium Stakeholder Meeting. Lake Nona, FL. Jan 19, 2016.
- Staras SA, Vinson M, Thompson L, Gurka M, Hogan W, Muszynski M, Shenkman E, ProtectMe4 Research Team. Maximizing HPV Vaccination: Real-time Reminders, Guidance, and Recommendations. Third Annual OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium Stakeholder Meeting. Gainesville, FL. Jan 26, 2017.
- Rich N, Samarah E, Thompson L, Shenkman E, Muszynski M, Staras SA, ProtectMe4 Research Team. Poster. A Clinical Workflow Study to Improve Implementation of a Health Information Technology System. Third Annual OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium Stakeholder Meeting. Gainesville, FL. Jan 26, 2017.
- Wells B, Staras SA, Thompson L, Hogan W, Shenkman E, Gurka M, Muszynski M. Using Focus Groups to Maximize HPV Vaccination. Third Annual OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium Stakeholder Meeting. Gainesville, FL. Jan 26, 2017.
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