Increasing human papillomavirus vaccination among young gay and bisexual men: A randomized pilot trial of the outsmart HPV intervention

Paul L. Reiter, Mira L. Katz, José A. Bauermeister, Abigail B. Shoben, Electra D. Paskett, Annie Laurie McRee

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Abstract

Purpose: The study purpose was to pilot test a web-based human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination intervention among young gay and bisexual men (YGBM). Methods: In 2016, we recruited 150 unvaccinated YGBM aged 18-25 years from the United States. We randomized participants to the Outsmart HPV intervention or a control group. Results: HPV vaccine initiation was higher among the intervention group than the control group (45% vs. 26%; odds ratio [OR] = 2.34, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.18-4.67). We observed a trend toward higher HPV vaccine completion among the intervention group (11% vs. 3%; OR = 4.24, 95% CI: 0.87-20.66). Conclusions: Outsmart HPV is a promising strategy for increasing HPV vaccination among YGBM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-329
Number of pages5
JournalLGBT Health
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R21CA194831. This clinical trial is registered at Clinical-Trials.gov: identifier NCT02835755. We thank the Center for Health Communications Research at the University of Michigan for their contributions during the development and implementation of this intervention.

Funding Information:
P.L.R. has received research grants from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. and Cervical Cancer-Free America, through an unrestricted educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline. E.D.P. has received research grants from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. These funds were not used to support this research study. None of the other authors have disclosures to report.

Publisher Copyright:
© Copyright 2018, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

Keywords

  • HPV
  • HPV vaccine
  • intervention
  • sexual minority men

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