:: Volume 27, Issue 3 (fall 2017) ::
MEDICAL SCIENCES 2017, 27(3): 217-221 Back to browse issues page
Barriers and motivators factors effecting influenza vaccination uptake among healthcare workers
Mohammad Darvishi 1, Robabeh Hajiparvaneh 2, Mohsen Mohammadi 3, Meisam Akhlaghdoust * 4, Meisam Akhlaghdoust 5
1- Associate Professor Infectious diseases & Tropical Medicine Research Centre (IDTMRC), AJAUMS, Tehran, Iran
2- MS of ICU, Besaat Hospital, Tehran, Iran
3- MD, Minimally Invasive Techniques Research Center in women, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
4- MD, Minimally Invasive Techniques Research Center in women, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran , Meisam_akhlagh@yahoo.com
5- Pars Advanced and Minimally Invasive Medical Manners Research Center, Pars Hospital, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (1260 Views)
Background: The use of influenza vaccine in healthcare staff was suggested, but the studies have shown that frequency of vaccination is low in healthcare staff. In this study, the application of the vaccination have been studied in healthcare staff of the “Besaat” Hospital. Materials and methods: In this descriptive study, 154 healthcare staff were studied at "Besaat" Hospital. The data were collected by 2 questionnaires and then the correlation coefficient of Pearson was evaluated. Results: Distrust available vaccines, fear of side effects, lack of enough information in vaccination-time and lack of enough time for receiving the vaccine were the most important preventive causes in application of the vaccine. Conclusion: This study showed that vaccine with valid brand, distribution of vaccine in proper time and season, presentation of free vaccine to personnel and their family, management of vaccine in all shifts, holding educational seminars and active information system are effective encouraging items in application of vaccine. Keywords: Influenza, Vaccination, Barriers, Motivators, Healthcare workers.
Keywords: Influenza, Vaccination, Barriers, Motivators, Healthcare workers.
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Type of Study: Survey/Cross Sectional/Descriptive | Subject: Infectious Diseases
Received: 2016/11/21 | Accepted: 2017/04/15 | Published: 2017/09/23


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