Attitudes towards influenza vaccination in high socioeconomic status Turkish parents

To better understand the knowledge, attitudes, and demographic factors that influence the rate of influenza vaccination among high socioeconomic status parents. Materials and methods: questionnaire exploring the attitudes of parents to the influenza vaccine, and their knowledge about influenza and its vaccination, was given to parents of children from 1 through 16 years of age attending the Turgut Özal University Hospital after the 2011/12 influenza season. Results: In the present study, 285 mothers and their children participated and 8.8% (n = 25) of children had the influenza vaccination. Between the vaccinated and nonvaccinated groups, there were statistically significantly differences for having received the recommendation of the physician, consulting with the physician, having the influenza vaccine previously, and having a chronic disease. The most common misconceptions of the parents about the vaccine were; there being no need for it, it not being useful, it having no effect, and it being harmful. Parents' knowledge about influenza and the influenza vaccine were not satisfactory. Conclusion: Reliable information from both health care providers during visits and the media about influenza, its severity, and the effectiveness and side effects of its vaccine should be provided.

Attitudes towards influenza vaccination in high socioeconomic status Turkish parents

To better understand the knowledge, attitudes, and demographic factors that influence the rate of influenza vaccination among high socioeconomic status parents. Materials and methods: questionnaire exploring the attitudes of parents to the influenza vaccine, and their knowledge about influenza and its vaccination, was given to parents of children from 1 through 16 years of age attending the Turgut Özal University Hospital after the 2011/12 influenza season. Results: In the present study, 285 mothers and their children participated and 8.8% (n = 25) of children had the influenza vaccination. Between the vaccinated and nonvaccinated groups, there were statistically significantly differences for having received the recommendation of the physician, consulting with the physician, having the influenza vaccine previously, and having a chronic disease. The most common misconceptions of the parents about the vaccine were; there being no need for it, it not being useful, it having no effect, and it being harmful. Parents' knowledge about influenza and the influenza vaccine were not satisfactory. Conclusion: Reliable information from both health care providers during visits and the media about influenza, its severity, and the effectiveness and side effects of its vaccine should be provided.

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Bibtex @ { tbtkmedical146677, journal = {Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences}, issn = {1300-0144}, eissn = {1303-6165}, address = {}, publisher = {TÜBİTAK}, year = {2014}, volume = {44}, pages = {649 - 655}, doi = {10.3906/sag-1305-43}, title = {Attitudes towards influenza vaccination in high socioeconomic status Turkish parents}, key = {cite}, author = {Gündüz, Suzan and Yüksel, Çiğdem Nüket and Aktoprak, Hale Bozkurt and Canbal, Metin and Kaya, Mehmet} }
APA Gündüz, S , Yüksel, Ç , Aktoprak, H , Canbal, M , Kaya, M . (2014). Attitudes towards influenza vaccination in high socioeconomic status Turkish parents . Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences , 44 (4) , 649-655 . DOI: 10.3906/sag-1305-43
MLA Gündüz, S , Yüksel, Ç , Aktoprak, H , Canbal, M , Kaya, M . "Attitudes towards influenza vaccination in high socioeconomic status Turkish parents" . Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 44 (2014 ): 649-655 <
Chicago Gündüz, S , Yüksel, Ç , Aktoprak, H , Canbal, M , Kaya, M . "Attitudes towards influenza vaccination in high socioeconomic status Turkish parents". Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 44 (2014 ): 649-655
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EndNote %0 Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences Attitudes towards influenza vaccination in high socioeconomic status Turkish parents %A Suzan Gündüz , Çiğdem Nüket Yüksel , Hale Bozkurt Aktoprak , Metin Canbal , Mehmet Kaya %T Attitudes towards influenza vaccination in high socioeconomic status Turkish parents %D 2014 %J Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences %P 1300-0144-1303-6165 %V 44 %N 4 %R doi: 10.3906/sag-1305-43 %U 10.3906/sag-1305-43
ISNAD Gündüz, Suzan , Yüksel, Çiğdem Nüket , Aktoprak, Hale Bozkurt , Canbal, Metin , Kaya, Mehmet . "Attitudes towards influenza vaccination in high socioeconomic status Turkish parents". Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 44 / 4 (Mayıs 2014): 649-655 .
AMA Gündüz S , Yüksel Ç , Aktoprak H , Canbal M , Kaya M . Attitudes towards influenza vaccination in high socioeconomic status Turkish parents. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences. 2014; 44(4): 649-655.
Vancouver Gündüz S , Yüksel Ç , Aktoprak H , Canbal M , Kaya M . Attitudes towards influenza vaccination in high socioeconomic status Turkish parents. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences. 2014; 44(4): 649-655.
IEEE S. Gündüz , Ç. Yüksel , H. Aktoprak , M. Canbal ve M. Kaya , "Attitudes towards influenza vaccination in high socioeconomic status Turkish parents", Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, c. 44, sayı. 4, ss. 649-655, May. 2014, doi:10.3906/sag-1305-43
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