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dc.contributor.authorSchultz, Elizabeth Marie
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-08T05:30:23Z
dc.date.available2016-03-08T05:30:23Z
dc.date.issued2015-08
dc.identifier.otherschultz_elizabeth_m_201508_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/schultz_elizabeth_m_201508_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/34642
dc.description.abstractThis Master’s thesis addresses the public health issue of suboptimal HPV vaccination rates among rural adolescent African American females by examining the socio-ecological predictors of HPV vaccination and the importance of gynecological care. It was hypothesized that social norms for gynecological care and trust in healthcare providers would predict vaccination. Participation in a women’s health exam was hypothesized to mediate the relation between social norms and vaccination, and trust in healthcare providers and vaccination. Knowledge about HPV was predicted to mediate the relation between social norms and vaccination. Hypotheses were tested using logistic structural equation modeling with data from 205 mothers of African American female adolescents. Results indicated that social norms predict vaccination, partially mediated by a women’s health exam. Trust predicted vaccination, but this pathway was not mediated by a women’s health exam. Knowledge about HPV was not found to be a predictor of vaccination.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectHPV vaccination
dc.subjectAdolescents
dc.subjectAfrican American
dc.subjectRural
dc.subjectPoverty
dc.subjectSocial norms
dc.subjectMedical mistrust
dc.subjectGynecological care
dc.titleMaternal social norms for gynecological care predict HPV vaccination among rural African American adolescent females
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentChild and Family Development
dc.description.majorChild and Family Development
dc.description.advisorSteven Kogan
dc.description.committeeSteven Kogan
dc.description.committeeCharlotte Wallinga
dc.description.committeeGeoffrey Brown


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