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Factors affecting parental recall of HPV vaccination.

This US study examined factors affecting concordance between recall of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and electronic medical records. Parents or guardians of girls aged 11-17 years in an urban safety net hospital and three suburban private practices were interviewed about their recall of the number of HPV vaccinations received by their daughters. The number of HPV vaccinations was confirmed using healthcare provider-verified medical records. Fifty-three white, 40 African-American, 21 Hispanic and 11 parents or guardians of other races participated. Nearly 40% of parents or guardians may inaccurately recall the number of HPV vaccinations their children received. Parents or guardians attending safety net clinics are at higher risk for inaccurate recall. The study found that expanding immunisation registries to include adolescent vaccines has the potential to both improve the accuracy of national US data and reduce disparities through identification of

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Title Annotation:Research evidence
Publication:Community Practitioner
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2014
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