Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is a well-known fundamental strategy in the prevention of cervical cancer, as it is always caused by HPV infection. In fact, primary prevention of the infection corresponds to primary prevention of HPV-related cancers and other diseases. Since an effective prevention at the population level is the final goal, it is mandatory for healthcare systems to achieve a high HPV vaccination coverage among the adolescents to reduce the circulation of the virus and the burden of HPV-related diseases. This research identified, through a systematic literature review, 38 papers on strategies adopted to increase HPV vaccination coverage among adolescents. The evaluated strategies targeted adolescents/parents and/or healthcare providers and could be grouped in three main types: (1) reminder-based, (2) education, information, and communication activities, and (3) multicomponent strategies. Several types of strategy, such as those relied only on reminders and integrating different interventions, showed a positive impact on vaccination coverage. Nonetheless, the heterogeneity of the interventions suggests the importance to adapt such strategies to the specific national/local contexts to maximize vaccination coverage.

Acampora, A., Grossi, A., Barbara, A., Colamesta, V., Causio, F. A., Calabro, G. E., Boccia, S., De Waure, C., Increasing HPV vaccination uptake among adolescents: A systematic review, <<INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH>>, 2020; 17 (21): 1-14. [doi:10.3390/ijerph17217997] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/186818]

Increasing HPV vaccination uptake among adolescents: A systematic review

Acampora A.;Grossi A.;Colamesta V.;Causio F. A.;Calabro G. E.;Boccia S.;de Waure C.
2020

Abstract

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is a well-known fundamental strategy in the prevention of cervical cancer, as it is always caused by HPV infection. In fact, primary prevention of the infection corresponds to primary prevention of HPV-related cancers and other diseases. Since an effective prevention at the population level is the final goal, it is mandatory for healthcare systems to achieve a high HPV vaccination coverage among the adolescents to reduce the circulation of the virus and the burden of HPV-related diseases. This research identified, through a systematic literature review, 38 papers on strategies adopted to increase HPV vaccination coverage among adolescents. The evaluated strategies targeted adolescents/parents and/or healthcare providers and could be grouped in three main types: (1) reminder-based, (2) education, information, and communication activities, and (3) multicomponent strategies. Several types of strategy, such as those relied only on reminders and integrating different interventions, showed a positive impact on vaccination coverage. Nonetheless, the heterogeneity of the interventions suggests the importance to adapt such strategies to the specific national/local contexts to maximize vaccination coverage.
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Acampora, A., Grossi, A., Barbara, A., Colamesta, V., Causio, F. A., Calabro, G. E., Boccia, S., De Waure, C., Increasing HPV vaccination uptake among adolescents: A systematic review, <>, 2020; 17 (21): 1-14. [doi:10.3390/ijerph17217997] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/186818]
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