ERIC Number: EJ1092584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
School Nurses' Professional Practice in the HPV Vaccine Decision-Making Process
Rosen, Brittany L.; Ashwood, Daniel; Richardson, George B.
Journal of School Nursing, v32 n2 p138-148 Apr 2016
Because U.S. human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates remain low, we evaluated school nurses' knowledge, attitudes, perceptions of their role as opinion leaders, self-efficacy, intention, and professional practice regarding the HPV vaccine and determined if these variables influenced their professional practice concerning the HPV vaccine. We utilized a cross-sectional design by recruiting Ohio Association of School Nurses (OASN) members. Participants (n = 145) completed a paper survey during the OASN annual conference. Structural equation modeling was used to examine the proposed model. Our model yielded a well-fitting solution, ?[superscript 2] = 1.118 (degrees of freedom = 2, p = 0.57). Knowledge had positive effects on intention and self-efficacy. Attitude had a positive effect on perception of role as opinion leaders. Intention to provide HPV vaccine education had a positive effect on professional practice. To develop school nurses' practice, interventions should center on increasing knowledge, attitudes, and intention toward providing HPV vaccine education.
Descriptors: School Nurses, Immunization Programs, Decision Making, Knowledge Level, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Role, Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy, Demography, Intention, Leadership, Access to Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Likert Scales, Surveys, Factor Analysis, Statistical Significance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio