Improving HPV vaccination acceptability by a web-based tailored intervention

Mirjam Pot

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At just 46% in 2017, the vaccination percentage for HPV (human papillomavirus) is low in the Netherlands. This dissertation describes the development and evaluation of an online intervention with tailored advice on the HPV vaccine. We developed a website that provided mothers with personal and interactive guidance to help them decide whether or not to vaccinate their daughters against HPV. The intervention helped mothers make a more informed decision and made them more willing to vaccinate their daughters. Next year, the intervention will be included in the national education programme for HPV vaccination. The online intervention may have a considerable social impact, as it can reach a large target group at relatively low costs.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Ruiter, Rob, Supervisor
  • van Keulen, Hilde M., Co-Supervisor, External person
  • Paulussen, T.G.W.M., Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date5 Oct 2018
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789463750080
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • HPV vaccination
  • HPV vaccination preparedness
  • online intervention
  • informed decision

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