About this Research Topic
The importance of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is premised on gaining tremendous public health benefit (i.e., reduced health burdens) through behavior adoption of recommended and advocated health behaviors i.e., increasing HPV vaccination. Only through increased vaccine uptake can the benefits of a vaccine be realized to effectively reduce public health burdens of HPV related cancers – predominantly, cervical, anal, and oropharyngeal. Digital health media consumption has increased dramatically expanding the information environments to effectively reach audiences with relevant preventive health information.
This Research Topic welcomes studies that advance science, knowledge and theory about best strategies and practices for delivering digital HPV vaccine intervention solutions to increase awareness, engagement, social proliferation, and HPV vaccination among targeted subgroups. Digital solutions may encompass use of social media, messaging apps, videos, tailored websites, online portals, electronic medical records (EMR) or any other digital delivery communication intervention solution to involve targeted populations about the importance of HPV vaccination.
The Topic Editors are particularly interested in empirical reports, ideally of randomized trials testing digital solutions and using theoretical frameworks, however other article types, such as pilot reports are also welcome.
Possible contributions to this Research Topic may address (but are not limited to):
• Multi-media interventions using more than one type of digital media (factorial designs testing multi-component interventions)
• Use of text message reminder and recall systems in clinical settings
• Use of text messaging to promote HPV vaccination
• Use of social media platforms for general vaccine awareness
• Use of social media platforms to cultivate vaccine champions
• Use of mobile applications for general vaccine awareness
• Use of mobile applications to cultivate vaccine champions
• Online / app-based training programs for health professionals
• Virtual learning environments
• PSAs, podcasts
Keywords: Digital HPV vaccine interventions, social media, video, EMR, portals, websites, implementation
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.