HPV and vaccine-related perceptions among men who have sex with men (MSM): a systematic review

Nadarzynski, Tom, Smith, Helen, Richardson, Daniel, Jones, Christina and Llewellyn, Carrie (2013) HPV and vaccine-related perceptions among men who have sex with men (MSM): a systematic review. In: European Health Psychology Society Conference 2013 - Well-being, Quality of Life & Caregiving, 16-20 July 2013, Bordeaux, France.

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Abstract

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could prevent HPV-related cancers and genital warts among MSM. Consequently, it is crucial to understand which psychological factors contribute to HPV vaccine acceptability. Methods: A search of ten databases identified 26 articles examining HPV-related perceptions among MSM. Thirteen papers were excluded due duplication or insufficient MSM subjects. Results: Thirteen studies involved 4539 MSM. Subjects were
mainly over 26 years old, had little HPV knowledge and low to moderate risk perceptions of developing HPV-related diseases. HPV vaccine acceptability ranged between 36% and 86%, with moderate intentions for uptake reported. Around 78%-93% would be willing to disclose their sexual orientation to healthcare providers to enable them to receive the vaccine. Conclusion: MSM are largely receptive to HPV vaccination. Further research is needed, using theoretical frameworks, to examine which factors contribute to vaccine acceptability and how best to target young
MSM, who would benefit most from HPV vaccination.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Primary Care and Public Health
Subjects: R Medicine
Depositing User: Jane Hale
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2015 14:24
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2015 14:24
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/56065
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