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Table 2 HPV vaccine recommendation quality (n = 83)

From: Why is announcement training more effective than conversation training for introducing HPV vaccination? A theory-based investigation

  Pre-training
M (SD)
One-month follow-up
M (SD)
Recommendation quality index 4.9 (1.2) 5.3 (0.7)*
Recommendation quality items
 I start routinely recommending HPV vaccine when patients turn 11 or 12. (timeliness) 4.3 (0.8) 4.6 (0.5)*
 I recommend HPV vaccine more often for adolescents at higher risk for getting HPV. (consistency, reverse coded in quality index) 3.0 (1.3) 3.0 (1.3)
 When I recommend HPV vaccine, I say it is very important. (strength of endorsement) 4.1 (0.8) 4.4 (0.6)*
 When I recommend HPV vaccine, I recommend getting it that day. (urgency) 4.2 (0.7) 4.5 (0.6)*
 I promote HPV vaccination as part of routine adolescent care. (routine care) 4.6 (0.6) 4.7 (0.5)*
 When I recommend HPV vaccine, I emphasize that it can prevent cancer. (cancer prevention) 4.7 (0.5) 4.7 (0.5)
  1. Note. The 5-point response scale ranged from strongly disagree (coded as 1) to strongly agree (5). Table not stratified by trial arm because they largely did not differ
  2. *p < .05