Influenza Vaccination: Intention and Actual Vaccination Among Pregnant Women in Korea

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303910
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Influenza Vaccination: Intention and Actual Vaccination Among Pregnant Women in Korea
Author(s):
Kang, Hee Sun; Hyun, Myung-Sun
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Alpha
Author Details:
Hee Sun Kang, PhD, goodcare@cau.ac.kr; Myung-Sun Hyun, PhD, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Session Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the difference between the number of women who intended to receive the influenza vaccine and those who actually received the vaccine among pregnant women and to identify the barriers to influenza vaccination.

Methods:  Data were collected from 396 pregnant women in Korea between June 2011 and March 2012. Initial data were collected using self-report structured questionnaires before the influenza vaccination season and follow-up data were collected through telephone calls made by the research assistant. Among the total number of participants, 340 women responded to both pre-survey and follow-up calls.

Results: There was an inconsistency between the number of women who intended to receive the vaccination and those that were eventually vaccinated. The actual vaccination coverage among pregnant women was lower than that estimated; conversely, some women who did not intend on being vaccinated received the vaccination. The major responses that were identified as barriers to influenza vaccination were “being pregnant,” “healthy,” “clinician did not recommend,” and “did not think it was necessary.”

Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that clinicians should explore the barriers to vaccination and encourage not only those women who have no intention to be vaccinated, but also those who wish to receive the vaccine. Educational programs should be designed to reassure pregnant women that influenza vaccination is safe and necessary during pregnancy and that it is also beneficial to pregnant women. Proactive recommendations by the clinicians would increase the proportion of pregnant women who receive the influenza vaccination.

Keywords:
Vaccination; Influenza; Pregnancy
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInfluenza Vaccination: Intention and Actual Vaccination Among Pregnant Women in Koreaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKang, Hee Sunen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHyun, Myung-Sunen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Alphaen_GB
dc.author.detailsHee Sun Kang, PhD, goodcare@cau.ac.kr; Myung-Sun Hyun, PhD, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303910-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><p>Session <b>Purpose: </b>The purpose of this study was to examine the difference between the number of women who intended to receive the influenza vaccine and those who actually received the vaccine among pregnant women and to identify the barriers to influenza vaccination. <p class="a"><b>Methods: </b> Data were collected from 396 pregnant women in Korea between June 2011 and March 2012. Initial data were collected using self-report structured questionnaires before the influenza vaccination season and follow-up data were collected through telephone calls made by the research assistant. Among the total number of participants, 340 women responded to both pre-survey and follow-up calls. <p><b>Results: </b>There was an inconsistency between the number of women who intended to receive the vaccination and those that were eventually vaccinated. The actual vaccination coverage among pregnant women was lower than that estimated; conversely, some women who did not intend on being vaccinated received the vaccination. The major responses that were identified as barriers to influenza vaccination were “being pregnant,” “healthy,” “clinician did not recommend,” and “did not think it was necessary.” <p><b>Conclusion: </b>The findings of this study suggest that clinicians should explore the barriers to vaccination and encourage not only those women who have no intention to be vaccinated, but also those who wish to receive the vaccine. Educational programs should be designed to reassure pregnant women that influenza vaccination is safe and necessary during pregnancy and that it is also beneficial to pregnant women. Proactive recommendations by the clinicians would increase the proportion of pregnant women who receive the influenza vaccination.en_GB
dc.subjectVaccinationen_GB
dc.subjectInfluenzaen_GB
dc.subjectPregnancyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:25:38Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:25:38Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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