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Expectation prior to human papilloma virus vaccination: 11 to 12-Year-old girls written narratives
Dalarna University, Sweden.
University of Borås, Sweden; University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
University of West, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Department of Paediatrics in Linköping.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3256-5407
2016 (English)In: Journal of Child Health Care, ISSN 1367-4935, E-ISSN 1741-2889, Vol. 20, no 3, 365-373 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Expectations prior to needle-related procedures can influence individuals decision making and compliance with immunization programmes. To protect from human papilloma virus (HPV) and cervical cancer, the immunization needs to be given before sexual debut raising interest for this studys aim to investigate how 11 to 12-year-old girls narrate about their expectations prior to HPV vaccination. A total of 27 girls aged 11 to 12 years participated in this qualitative narrative study by writing short narratives describing their expectations. The requirement for inclusion was to have accepted HPV vaccination. Data were subjected to qualitative content analysis. Findings showed the following expectations: going to hurt, going to be scared and going to turn out fine. The expectations were based on the girls previous experiences, knowledge and self-image. The latent content revealed that the girls tried to transform uneasiness to confidence. The conclusion drawn from this study is that most girls of this age seem confident about their ability to cope with possible unpleasantness related to vaccinations. However, nurses need to find strategies to help those children who feel uneasy about needle-related procedures.

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SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD , 2016. Vol. 20, no 3, 365-373 p.
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Expectations; health promotion; pain; qualitative approach; school nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-131898DOI: 10.1177/1367493515598646ISI: 000382967700012PubMedID: 26311482OAI: diva2:1034876

Funding Agencies|Ebba Danelius Foundation

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