Parental Attitudes Towards Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination of Boys: Quantitative and Qualitative Results to Guide Development of Effective HPV Vaccine Interventions

Incidences of both human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and HPV-related cancers are on the rise in men. However, vaccine uptake is low. Parental consent is required prior to receiving the HPV vaccine. This study examined parental perceptions of the HPV vaccine for boys through survey methods (N = 422) and focus groups (N = 45).

The Safety and Feasibility of a Tai Chi Intervention for Stroke Survivors: A Pilot Study

Objective: Examine the safety and feasibility of a 12-week Tai Chi intervention among stroke survivors.

Design: Two-group, prospective pilot study with random allocation.

Setting: Outpatient rehabilitation facility.

Subjects: Stroke survivors ≥50 years and at ≥three months post-stroke.

The Quality, Implementation, and Evaluation Model: A Clinical Practice Model for Sustainable Interventions

Major efforts have been directed toward the implementation of sustainable quality improvement. To date, progress has been noted using various metrics and performance measures; however, successful implementation has proven challenging. The Quality, Implementation, and Evaluation (QIE) model, derived from Donabedian's structure component, presents a framework for implementation of specific activities. The QIE model consists of Policy, Patient Preparedness, Provider Competency, and Performance and Accountability, to guide specific practice initiatives.

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