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Background: HPV vaccination rates fall far short of Healthy People 2020 objective. Missed clinical opportunities for clinicians to recommended and administer the HPV vaccine is a leading factor for lo...
Background: HPV vaccination rates fall far short of Healthy People 2020 objective. Missed clinical opportunities for clinicians to recommended and administer the HPV vaccine is a leading factor for low HPV vaccination rates. Many online HPV vaccine educational interventions for clinicians have been created to promote vaccination recommendations. Yet, evaluation of leading online HPV vaccine educational interventions is critically important for guiding efforts to promote clinician recommendations for HPV vaccination. Objective: The study’s aims were to expand previous research by: systematically identifying HPV vaccine online educational interventions developed for clinicians, and evaluating the quality of these online educational interventions based on access, content, design, user evaluation, interactivity, and use of theory/models to create the interventions. Methods: Current HPV vaccine online educational interventions were systematically identified from search engines (Google), continuing medical education search engines, health department websites, and professional organization websites. Inclusion criteria included online educational programs or interventions that were created for clinicians (clinician was defined as an individual qualified to deliver healthcare services, such as physicians, clinical nurses, and school nurses, to patients 9 to 26 years of age), provided information about the HPV vaccine, provided information about increasing vaccination rates, and had current continuing education credits available. The interventions’ content and usability were analyzed on six key indicators: access, content, design, evaluation, interactivity, and theory/models. Results: A total of 21 interventions were identified. Based on the evaluation indicators, 33.3% (n = 7) were webinars, 33.3% (n = 7) were videos/lectures, and 33.3% (n=7) were other (e.g., text articles, website modules). Seventeen interventions identified the purpose of the intervention. Twelve interventions provided the date that the information had been updated, and only seven were updated within the last six months. Of the 21 interventions, 14 (66.7%) provided the users/participants with the opportunity to provide feedback on the intervention. Five interventions provided an interactive component. None of the educational interventions explicitly stated a theory or model used to develop the intervention. Conclusions: This analysis provides evidence needed to develop online HPV vaccine educational interventions based on health education and design principles and to guide refining existing interventions, designed to increase strong and consistent HPV vaccination recommendations by clinicians.