'It's a can of worms': understanding primary care practitioners' behaviours in relation to HPV using the theoretical domains framework

Lisa A McSherry, Stephan U Dombrowski, Jill J Francis, Judith Murphy, Cara M Martin, John J O'Leary, Linda Sharp, ATHENS Group

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Abstract

The relationship between infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer is transforming cervical cancer prevention. HPV tests and vaccinations have recently become available. In Ireland, as elsewhere, primary care practitioners play a key role in prevention. ATHENS (A Trial of HPV Education and Support) aims to develop a theory-based intervention to support primary care practitioners in their HPV-related practice. This study, the first step in the intervention development process, aimed to: identify HPV-related clinical behaviours that the intervention will target; clarify general practitioners' (GPs') and practice nurses' roles and responsibilities; and determine factors that potentially influence clinical behaviour. A secondary objective was to informally assess the utility of the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) in understanding clinical behaviours in an area with an evolving evidence-base.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73
JournalImplementation Science
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2012

Keywords

  • cervical screening
  • HPV
  • clinical behaviours
  • GPs
  • practice nurses
  • primary care
  • TDF
  • knowledge
  • emotion
  • social influences
  • beliefs about capabilities
  • beliefs about consequences

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