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dc.titleParental attitudes and factors associated with varicella vaccination in preschool and schoolchildren in Hong Kong: A cross-sectional study
dc.contributor.authorTam, W.W.S
dc.contributor.authorChan, J
dc.contributor.authorLo, K.K.H
dc.contributor.authorLee, A
dc.contributor.authorChan, P.K.S
dc.contributor.authorChan, D
dc.contributor.authorNelson, E.A.S
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-26T06:58:41Z
dc.date.available2020-10-26T06:58:41Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationTam, W.W.S, Chan, J, Lo, K.K.H, Lee, A, Chan, P.K.S, Chan, D, Nelson, E.A.S (2015). Parental attitudes and factors associated with varicella vaccination in preschool and schoolchildren in Hong Kong: A cross-sectional study. Medicine (United States) 94 (36) : e1519. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000001519
dc.identifier.issn0025-7974
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/180106
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates parental attitudes and factors associated with varicella vaccination among preschool and schoolchildren prior to introduction of the vaccine into Hong Kong's universal Childhood Immunization Program. Fourteen kindergartens and 5 primary schools in Hong Kong were randomly selected in 2013. Parents of the students were invited to answer the self-administered questionnaires. Acquired information included demographic characteristics and socioeconomic statuses of families, children's history of chickenpox infection and vaccination, and reasons for getting children vaccinated. Logistic regression was applied to examine the factors associated with vaccination. From the 3484 completed questionnaires, the calculated rates of varicella infection and vaccination were 20.7% and 69.0%, respectively. Barriers to vaccination included parental uncertainties about vaccine effectiveness, lack of recommendation from the government, and concerns on adverse effects. Overall, 71.8%, 69.0%, and 45.7% of the parents rated family doctors, specialists, and the government, respectively, as very important motivators of vaccination. Higher parental educational level and family income, better perceived knowledge of varicella and chance of infection, discussion with a family doctor, and positive health belief towards vaccination were associated with vaccination (all P<0.05). The rate of vaccination in Hong Kong was higher than that of some other countries that also did not include the vaccine in their routine immunization programs. More positive parental attitudes, higher socioeconomic status, and discussion with a family doctor are associated with greater vaccination rates. The important roles that health professionals and the government play in promoting varicella vaccination were emphasized. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
dc.publisherLippincott Williams and Wilkins
dc.rightsAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
dc.sourceUnpaywall 20201031
dc.subjectchickenpox vaccine
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subjectattitude to health
dc.subjectchickenpox
dc.subjectchild
dc.subjectcontrolled study
dc.subjectcross-sectional study
dc.subjectdemography
dc.subjecteducational status
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjecthealth belief
dc.subjectHong Kong
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectincome
dc.subjectkindergarten
dc.subjectmajor clinical study
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectmedical history
dc.subjectmulticenter study
dc.subjectparental attitude
dc.subjectpreschool child
dc.subjectprimary school
dc.subjectpriority journal
dc.subjectrandomized controlled trial
dc.subjectschool child
dc.subjectsocial status
dc.subjectvaccination
dc.subjectattitude to health
dc.subjectchickenpox
dc.subjectcultural anthropology
dc.subjectparent
dc.subjectprocedures
dc.subjectpsychology
dc.subjectrandomization
dc.subjectsocioeconomics
dc.subjectstatistics and numerical data
dc.subjectAttitude to Health
dc.subjectChickenpox
dc.subjectChild
dc.subjectChild, Preschool
dc.subjectCross-Sectional Studies
dc.subjectCulture
dc.subjectDemography
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHong Kong
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectParents
dc.subjectRandom Allocation
dc.subjectSocioeconomic Factors
dc.subjectVaccination
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF NURSING/ALICE LEE CTR FOR NUR ST
dc.description.doi10.1097/MD.0000000000001519
dc.description.sourcetitleMedicine (United States)
dc.description.volume94
dc.description.issue36
dc.description.pagee1519
dc.published.statePublished
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