Description of the Project
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection acts as the most widespread sexually transmitted infection internationally (Leval et al., 2013). HPV infection could occur even if the transmitting individual does not show any symptoms. Usually, HPV infection ebbs away even with no treatment although in its persistent occurrences it could cause severe negative effects. HPV arises in dissimilar varieties with several having the capability of leading to health concerns, which encompass cancers, as well as genital warts. The clinical question to be used in this study is: “What is the influence of education and vaccination on the rate of HPV infection for adolescent and young adult patients that visit health facilities?” The planned intervention for the project is enhancing awareness and immunization of adolescents, in addition to youthful adults, on the concerns of human papillomavirus infection. The type of study that will be undertaken in the project is quasi-experimental. A qualitative means of data analysis will be utilized in the project to help in the evaluation of the causal impact of the intervention (enhanced awareness, as well as immunization) on adolescent and youthful adult patients in the Metropolitan hospital center (MHC).
Descriptive statistics will be done to illustrate data in charts and tables, devoid of drawing conclusions concerning the population of the study.
Due to the intense preparations and traveling entailed in the study, the reasonable timeline for the completion of the project is six months.
Table 1 below indicates the expected expenses for the project. Due to financial limitations, I will need to consider a funding source for the project. The source of funding to be considered is donations from family members and friends.
Table 1: Project cost
|Item||Quantity||Amount in US dollars|
|Time||One month off from work||600|
|Internet cost||72 hours||200|
Clinical Question and Intervention
The clinical question, “what is the influence of education and vaccination on the rate of HPV infection for adolescent and young adult patients that visit health facilities?”, will guide the execution of the project. As part of the intervention, the researcher alongside educators, counselors, and other professionals, will perform an educational forum with the intention of facilitating awareness of the participants about HPV infection and the merits of immunization. Following the educational intervention, the participants will be immunized at their choice, receive interview questions, and a follow-up survey be done after two months (Wheeler et al., 2013).
The outcomes that will be analyzed in the project are the effects of enhanced awareness and vaccination to adolescents and youthful adults on the rate of human papillomavirus infection. Data collection and analysis, as well as the observed rate of infection and vaccination, will evaluate the outcome with respect to the behavioral transformations of the participants.
With the application of tape recorder and questionnaire containing The Sexual Abstinence Scale, descriptive statistics will reduce the data to a quantifiable form for easy measurement of the behavioral changes of the participants and their approaches toward sexual abstinence.
The demographic data that will be reported on concerning the participants encompass occupation, level of education, age, gender, number of sex partners, and age of first intercourse.
Subsequent to the implementation of the project, facilitated awareness and vaccination are anticipated to reduce the rate of human papillomavirus infection amid adolescent and youthful adults since most of them will, consequently, set out thoughtful behaviors with the objective of preventing or tackling the problem (Broutet et al., 2013).
Broutet, N., Lehnertz, N., Mehl, G., Camacho, A. V., Bloem, P., Chandra-Mouli, V., & Dick, B. (2013). Effective health interventions for adolescents that could be integrated with human papillomavirus vaccination programs. Journal of Adolescent Health, 53(1), 6-13.
Leval, A., Herweijer, E., Ploner, A., Eloranta, S., Simard, J. F., Dillner, J., & Arnheim-Dahlström, L. (2013). Quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine effectiveness: A Swedish national cohort study. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 105(7), 469-474.
Wheeler, C. M., Hunt, W. C., Cuzick, J., Langsfeld, E., Pearse, A., Montoya, G. D., & Castle, P. E. (2013). A population‐based study of human papillomavirus genotype prevalence in the United States: Baseline measures prior to mass human papillomavirus vaccination. International Journal of Cancer, 132(1), 198-207.