Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies

Usability Testing of an HPV Information Website for Parents and Adolescents
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 2015 - Volume 5 Issue 4, pp. 184-203
  • Published Online: 15 Oct 2015
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AMA 10th edition
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Reference: Starling R, Nodulman JA, Kong AS, Wheeler CM, Buller DB, Woodall WG. Usability Testing of an HPV Information Website for Parents and Adolescents. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies. 2015;5(4), 184-203.
APA 6th edition
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Reference: Starling, R., Nodulman, J. A., Kong, A. S., Wheeler, C. M., Buller, D. B., & Woodall, W. G. (2015). Usability Testing of an HPV Information Website for Parents and Adolescents. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 5(4), 184-203.
Chicago
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Reference: Starling, Randall, Jessica A. Nodulman, Alberta S. Kong, Cosette M. Wheeler, David B. Buller, and W. Gill Woodall. "Usability Testing of an HPV Information Website for Parents and Adolescents". Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies 2015 5 no. 4 (2015): 184-203.
Harvard
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Reference: Starling, R., Nodulman, J. A., Kong, A. S., Wheeler, C. M., Buller, D. B., and Woodall, W. G. (2015). Usability Testing of an HPV Information Website for Parents and Adolescents. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 5(4), pp. 184-203.
MLA
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Reference: Starling, Randall et al. "Usability Testing of an HPV Information Website for Parents and Adolescents". Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, vol. 5, no. 4, 2015, pp. 184-203.
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Reference: Starling R, Nodulman JA, Kong AS, Wheeler CM, Buller DB, Woodall WG. Usability Testing of an HPV Information Website for Parents and Adolescents. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies. 2015;5(4):184-203.

Abstract

Parents make the decisions regarding their children’s health care. Unfortunately, many parents are misinformed about HPV and HPV vaccines. In order to help parents make an informed decision regarding HPV vaccination for their daughter, the GoHealthyGirls website was created for parents and their adolescent daughters.Usability testing was conducted with members of the target population to refine the website prior to conducting an efficacy trial. Methods:Parents with girls (n=9) between the ages of 11-13 and 11-13 year old adolescents (n=10) were recruited for usability testing. The testing consisted of completing twelve scenarios where participants were asked to find specific information on the GoHealthyGirls site. This was followed by a self-administered system usability scale—to determine ease of use and functionality of the website—and a user satisfaction survey. Results: Both adult and adolescent participants were able to easily find the requested information and reported an increased positive opinion of HPV vaccines after visiting the website. Both groups of participants reported favorable evaluations of using the website. Conclusion: The GoHealthyGirls website has the potential to help parents of adolescent daughters make an informed decision about HPV vaccination. A large scale efficacy trial will determine its usefulness.

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