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Title: Beliefs and knowledge about vaccination against AH1N1pdm09 infection and uptake factors among Chinese parents
Authors: Wu, CST 
Kwong, EWY 
Wong HT 
Lo, SH
Wong ASW 
Keywords: Chinese parents
Community care
Health belief model
Influenza vaccination
Parents
Preschool children
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Source: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2014, v. 11, no. 2, p. 1989-2002 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of environmental research and public health 
Abstract: Vaccination against AH1N1pdm09 infection (human swine infection, HSI) is an effective measure of preventing pandemic infection, especially for high-risk groups like children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years. This study used a cross-sectional correlation design and aimed to identify predicting factors of parental acceptance of the HSI vaccine (HSIV) and uptake of the vaccination by their preschool-aged children in Hong Kong. A total of 250 parents were recruited from four randomly selected kindergartens. A self-administered questionnaire based on the health belief framework was used for data collection. The results showed that a number of factors significantly affected the tendency toward new vaccination uptake; these factors included parental age, HSI vaccination history of the children in their family, preferable price of the vaccine, perceived severity, perceived benefits, perceived barriers, and motivating factors for taking new vaccines. Using these factors, a logistic regression model with a high Nagelkerke R2 of 0.63 was generated to explain vaccination acceptance. A strong correlation between parental acceptance of new vaccinations and the motivating factors of vaccination uptake was found, which indicates the importance of involving parents in policy implementation for any new vaccination schemes. Overall, in order to fight against pandemics and enhance vaccination acceptance, it is essential for the government to understand the above factors determining parental acceptance of new vaccinations for their preschool-aged children.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/80068
ISSN: 1661-7827
EISSN: 1660-4601
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph110201989
Rights: © 2014 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
The following publication Wu, C. S. T., Kwong, E. W. Y., Wong, H. T., Lo, S. H., & Wong, A. S. W. (2014). Beliefs and knowledge about vaccination against AH1N1pdm09 infection and uptake factors among Chinese parents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(2), 1989-2002 is available at https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph110201989
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