Table 4.

Beliefs and attitudes about HPV and the HPV vaccine reported by parent participants from the intervention counties

PreinterventionPostintervention
YesaNoaYesaNoa
Variablen (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)P value
There is a high chance that my daughter will get HPV15 (9.7)140 (90.3)29 (18.7)126 (81.3)<0.01
If my daughter were to get HPV, it would be a severe threat to her health97 (63.0)57 (37.0)109 (70.8)45 (29.2)0.07
I would be comfortable encouraging my daughter to talk to her doctor/nurse about the HPV vaccine121 (78.1)34 (21.9)136 (87.7)19 (12.3)0.01
I would be comfortable talking to my daughter's doctor/nurse about the HPV vaccine150 (96.8)5 (3.2)152 (98.1)3 (1.9)0.63
The HPV vaccine would prevent my daughter from getting certain types of HPV105 (96.8)50 (32.3)138 89.0)17 (11.0)<0.01
I intend to encourage my daughter to get the HPV vaccine60 (38.7)95 (61.3)91 (58.7)64 (41.3)<0.01
My family would want me to encourage my daughter to talk to her doctor/nurse about the HPV vaccine72 (46.8)82 (53.3)100 (64.9)54 (35.1)<0.01
Most people where I am from (besides my family) would want me to encourage my daughter to talk to her doctor/nurse about the HPV vaccine66 (42.9)88 (57.1)79 (51.3)75 (48.7)0.08
The cost of the HPV vaccine prevents me from getting it for my daughter7 (4.5)148 (95.5)2 (1.3)153 (98.7)0.13
My daughter does not need the HPV vaccine because she is not sexually active40 (25.8)115 (74.2)27 17.4)128 (82.6)0.047
It is hard/difficult to find a place that offers/gives the HPV vaccine in my community5 (3.2)150 (96.8)4 (2.6)151 (97.4)1.00
My daughter's doctor/nurse has not recommended the HPV vaccine for my daughter61 (39.9)92 (60.1)69 (45.1)84 (54.9)0.20
I am worried about the safety of the HPV vaccine73 (47.1)82 (52.9)61 (39.4)94 (60.6)0.065
I am concerned about the HPV vaccine because it is too new73 (47.1)82 (52.9)65 (41.9)90 (58.1)0.22
The HPV vaccine gives girls a license to have sex7 (4.5)148 (95.5)1 (0.7)154 (99.4)0.07
I am concerned about the shot being painful for my daughter16 (10.3)139 (89.7)12 (7.7)143 (92.3)0.45
  • aYes, strongly agree, agree; No, slightly agree, not sure, slightly disagree, disagree, strongly disagree.