Increasing Cervical Cancer and Human Papillomavirus Prevention Knowledge and HPV Vaccine Uptake through Mother/Daughter Education

J Community Health Nurs. 2016;33(1):54-66; quiz 66-7. doi: 10.1080/07370016.2016.1120595.


This evidence-based initiative assessed the impact of language-appropriate cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) prevention education on knowledge level and HPV vaccine uptake among mothers and their daughters. Forty-one mother/daughter dyads from a low-cost, faith-based clinic for the uninsured in southeastern Texas participated in the nurse practitioner-led cervical cancer prevention educational sessions. Spanish was the primary language for the majority of participating mothers. The project produced appreciable knowledge increase and HPV vaccine uptake intent. Aggregate HPV vaccine uptake numbers for the clinic increased considerably compared to HPV vaccine administration prior to educational intervention.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Female
  • Health Education* / methods
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Mother-Child Relations*
  • Mothers / psychology
  • Nuclear Family / psychology
  • Papillomavirus Infections / prevention & control*
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines / therapeutic use*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / prevention & control*


  • Papillomavirus Vaccines