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HPV immunisation research.

RESEARCH IS currently being undertaken at the Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, on human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation--this may be of some interest to readers of Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand.

The uptake rate for this vaccination, which protects against cervical cancer and some other cancers and conditions, is poor, at under 60 per cent, compared to around 90 per cent for most other childhood vaccinations. Overseas research has shown that health professionals are drivers of HPV vaccination consent.

Health professionals are invited to participate in a survey investigating knowledge, attitudes and issues around the HPV vaccination. Attitudes towards male vaccination will also be explored. Surveys are anonymous, take five to 10 minutes, and can be accessed at www.surveymonkey.com/s/M2KKRL8healthprofessionals or request a hard copy by calling 04 979 3106.

For further information, please go to http://publichealth.massey.ac.nz/home/research/recruiting-projects/hpv-human- papillomavirus-vaccination-study/or contact k.page@massey. ac.nz.

Karen Page RN, PhD candidate, Wellington

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Author:Page, Karen
Publication:Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand
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Date:Apr 1, 2015
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