School of Nursing
human papillomavirus, vaccine, cultural values, African American, adult
Introduction: African American (AA) /Black men have a higher rate of anal and rectal HPV-associated cancer, which the HPV vaccine can prevent. Purpose: This study aimed to understand the cultural values, perceptions, and beliefs of the HPV vaccine in African American/Black Men. Method: Through a focused ethnography, a semi-structured guide was utilized to interview 24 AA men. Inclusion criteria included identifying as AA/Black, aged 18-30 years, born and living in the United States, identify and born as male, and able to understand, read, and write English. Results: Through Leininger’s Four Phases of Analysis, three themes emerged: 1) lack of knowledge of HPV & HPV vaccine, 2) lack of seeking care from health professionals, 3) expression of interest in the vaccine but remain hesitant based on mistrust. Discussion: Results showed similarities to previous literature. By learning about cultural factors influencing HPV vaccination, nurses can promote cultural congruent care and culturally appropriate education.
Henderson, R. (2022). Exploring Cultural Values, Beliefs, and Perceptions of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Acceptance in African American Men (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/2179