MHealth pilot study: Text messaging intervention to promote HPV vaccination

Hee Yun Lee, Joseph S. Koopmeiners, Jennifer McHugh, Victoria H. Raveis, Jasjit S. Ahluwalia

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Objectives: To test the feasibility and efficacy of a culturally-tailored mobile health intervention designed to increase knowledge about, intent to obtain, and receipt of the HPV vaccine. Methods: A 7-day text message HPV intervention was developed using a quasi-experimental research design for 30 Korean- American women. Results: Participants demonstrated significant increases in knowledge of HPV with an intent to get vaccinated within one year, and 30% of participants received the first dose of the HPV vaccine. Conclusions: Mobile health technology could be a promising tool in reducing the cancer burden for underserved populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-76
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican journal of health behavior
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2016

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  • Cervical cancer
  • HPV
  • Health disparity
  • Intervention
  • Korean-American women
  • Mobile phone
  • Text messaging


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