Maternal Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Gastroenteritis And Rotavirus Vaccine Before Implementing Vaccination Program: Which Key Messages in Light of A New Immunization Program?

Maternal Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Gastroenteritis And Rotavirus Vaccine Before Implementing Vaccination Program: Which Key Messages in Light of A New Immunization Program?

Maternal Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Gastroenteritis And Rotavirus Vaccine Before Implementing Vaccination Program: Which Key Messages in Light of A New Immunization Program?

Maternal Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Gastroenteritis And Rotavirus Vaccine Before Implementing Vaccination Program: Which Key Messages in Light of A New Immunization Program?s

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Référence bibliographique [11828]

Morin, Alyssa, Lemaître, Thomas, Farrands, Anne, Carrier, Nathalie et Gagneur, Arnaud. 2012. «Maternal Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Gastroenteritis And Rotavirus Vaccine Before Implementing Vaccination Program: Which Key Messages in Light of A New Immunization Program? ». Vaccine, vol. 30, no 41, p. 5921-5927.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The aims of the present study were (1) to evaluate the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of pregnant women regarding RVGE [gastroenteritis due to rotavirus] and its prevention by vaccination; (2) to determine maternal intention regarding rotavirus vaccination; and (3) to identify the factors associated with this intention. Finally, we tried to establish the key messages to include in the promotion of this new vaccine program.» (p. 5922)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
L’étude est basée sur la participation de 343 mères, recrutées «at the Sherbrooke University Hospital Center in the province of Quebec.» (p. 5922)

Instruments :
Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«Our results showed that despite the new recommendations on rotavirus vaccination, few participants knew about the vaccines. Moreover, those who had already heard about the rotavirus vaccine were less likely to have the intention of vaccinating their children when compared with people who had not heard about it, and this negative correlation was linked to the media.» (p. 5925) «According to our results the majority of respondents held positive beliefs and attitudes toward rotavirus vaccine, with a vaccination intention rate of nearly 75%. In addition to classical information about safety and efficacy of the vaccine, several key messages should be integrated in the information given to the population to improve the success of this new vaccination program: (1) the fact that RVGE is a mandatory infection for every child before the age of 5 years; (2) the vaccine is reimbursed and included in the provincial vaccination program; and (3) the vaccine protects against the worst forms of GE. Finally, the delivery of evidence-based information about rotaviral infection and its prevention by vaccination should be made by healthcare practitioners involved with vaccination, as this appears to be the most important incentive to maternal vaccination intention.» (p. 5926)