Background. A large number of studies have investigated the motivation behind health care workers (HCWs) taking the influenza vaccine. But with the appearance of pandemic influenza, it became important to better analyse the reasons why workers get vaccinated against seasonal and/or pandemic influenza. Methods. Three main categories of reasons were identified with an Exploratory Factor Analysis. An analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to verify the existence of differences between three categories of choices (taking of seasonal and pandemic vaccine, only the seasonal vaccine or none). In addition, a multinomial logistic regression analysis was performed to analyse the association between stated intentions and update of seasonal and pandemic vaccine. Questionnaires were returned from 168 HCWs (67.3% women). Results. The results showed that age and being well-informed about vaccination topics are the most important variables in determining the choice to take the vaccine. Conclusions. The results highlight the importance of enhancing education programs to improve awareness among HCWs concerning the benefits of taking the influenza vaccination, with particular attention paid to younger workers.

Getting vaccinated or not getting vaccinated? Different reasons for getting vaccinated against seasonal or pandemic influenza / Bonfiglioli R.; Vignoli M.; Guglielmi D.; Depolo M.; Violante F.S.. - In: BMC PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 1471-2458. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:(2013), pp. 1221.1-1221.7. [10.1186/1471-2458-13-1221]

Getting vaccinated or not getting vaccinated? Different reasons for getting vaccinated against seasonal or pandemic influenza

BONFIGLIOLI, ROBERTA;VIGNOLI, MICHELA;GUGLIELMI, DINA;DEPOLO, MARCO;VIOLANTE, FRANCESCO SAVERIO
2013

Abstract

Background. A large number of studies have investigated the motivation behind health care workers (HCWs) taking the influenza vaccine. But with the appearance of pandemic influenza, it became important to better analyse the reasons why workers get vaccinated against seasonal and/or pandemic influenza. Methods. Three main categories of reasons were identified with an Exploratory Factor Analysis. An analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to verify the existence of differences between three categories of choices (taking of seasonal and pandemic vaccine, only the seasonal vaccine or none). In addition, a multinomial logistic regression analysis was performed to analyse the association between stated intentions and update of seasonal and pandemic vaccine. Questionnaires were returned from 168 HCWs (67.3% women). Results. The results showed that age and being well-informed about vaccination topics are the most important variables in determining the choice to take the vaccine. Conclusions. The results highlight the importance of enhancing education programs to improve awareness among HCWs concerning the benefits of taking the influenza vaccination, with particular attention paid to younger workers.
2013
Getting vaccinated or not getting vaccinated? Different reasons for getting vaccinated against seasonal or pandemic influenza / Bonfiglioli R.; Vignoli M.; Guglielmi D.; Depolo M.; Violante F.S.. - In: BMC PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 1471-2458. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:(2013), pp. 1221.1-1221.7. [10.1186/1471-2458-13-1221]
Bonfiglioli R.; Vignoli M.; Guglielmi D.; Depolo M.; Violante F.S.
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