Stephanie Staras, PhD, MSPH (2016 Cohort) was recently awarded an R01 from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) entitled “Text and Talk: A multi-level intervention to increase provider HPV vaccine recommendation effectiveness“.
The grant addresses the need for more effective and pragmatic preventive interventions to increase provider HPV vaccine recommendations. The goal of the proposal is to evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-level (provider and parent) intervention of two implementation strategies (brief provider training and parent-targeted interactive text message reminders) on HPV vaccination rates among 11- to 12-year-old boys and girls.
Specific Aims are to: (1) To test the overall effectiveness of brief provider trainings with an embedded comparison of bundled and benefits approaches. (2) To test the overall effectiveness of interactive text messages for parents with an embedded comparison of bundled and benefits approaches. (3) Evaluate the effectiveness of the combined brief provider trainings and interactive text messages for parents with an embedded comparison of concordant and distinct approaches. (4) Evaluate moderation of the implementation strategies’ effectiveness by clinical practice factors.