Vaccination status and related factors in an elderly Turkish population sample: A cross-sectional study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308174
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Abstract
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Presentation
Title:
Vaccination status and related factors in an elderly Turkish population sample: A cross-sectional study
Author(s):
Cicek, Hatice; Acikel, Cengiz Han; Cinar, Fatma Ilknur; Doruk, Huseyin; Bozoglu, Ergun; Cinar, Muhammet; Ardic, Nurittin; Naharci, Mehmet Ilkin; Bagcivan, Gulcan; Tasci, Ilker; Yava, Ayla
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Author Details:
Hatice Cicek, Assoc.Prof. PhD, RN, hcicek@gata.edu.tr; Cengiz Han Acikel, MD; Fatma Ilknur Cinar, PhD, RN; Huseyin Doruk, Prof MD; Ergun Bozoglu, Assoc. Prof. MD; Muhammet Cinar, MD; Nurittin Ardic, Assoc Prof. MD; Mehmet Ilkin Naharci, MD; Gulcan Bagcivan, PhD,RN; Ilker Tasci, Assoc Prof , MD; Ayla Yava, Assoc.Prof. PhD, RN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Vaccination status and related factors in an elderly Turkish population sample: A cross-sectional study

Background: Vaccination is one of the basic activities in preventive health care. Data related to vaccination in the elderly Turkish population is limited. The aim of the present study was to investigate the vaccination status and related factors among geriatric individuals. 

Methods:In this single center, cross sectional study self-reported status of vaccinations for influenza, pneumococcal, tetanus, pandemic influenza A/H1N1 and hepatitis B were recorded in people over 65 years of age.  The information was collected separately for the last 12 months and for the preceding 5 years, reaching a total of 6 years. Associates of having been vaccinated were also examined systematically.

Results: Between June 2010 and June 2011, a total of 810 subjects (age range 65-101) were interviewed. In the last 6 years as a whole, 47.2% (382) of the participants reported at least 1 vaccination. The frequency of getting vaccinated in the last 12 months was higher compared to the preceding 5 years. Influenza vaccine was the most administered one both in the last 12 months and the preceding 5 years (33.7%, 12.1%). The most frequent personal reason reported for vaccination was the need for protection against diseases. Healthcare professionals and media were the most effective factors in inducing awareness of vaccination among the elderly. Unwillingness to get vaccinated was linked to the idea of inessentiality as well as having inadequate information. Higher education, male gender and previous diagnosis of pneumonia were linked to increased likelihood of being vaccinated.

Conclusions: This study showed considerably low rates of vaccination among elderly outpatients in Turkey. Efforts to increasing awareness of vaccination through healthcare professionals and media releases may help improve preventive patient care in this particular population.

Keywords:
Vaccination; elderly
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleVaccination status and related factors in an elderly Turkish population sample: A cross-sectional studyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCicek, Haticeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAcikel, Cengiz Hanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCinar, Fatma Ilknuren_GB
dc.contributor.authorDoruk, Huseyinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBozoglu, Ergunen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCinar, Muhammeten_GB
dc.contributor.authorArdic, Nurittinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNaharci, Mehmet Ilkinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBagcivan, Gulcanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTasci, Ilkeren_GB
dc.contributor.authorYava, Aylaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsHatice Cicek, Assoc.Prof. PhD, RN, hcicek@gata.edu.tr; Cengiz Han Acikel, MD; Fatma Ilknur Cinar, PhD, RN; Huseyin Doruk, Prof MD; Ergun Bozoglu, Assoc. Prof. MD; Muhammet Cinar, MD; Nurittin Ardic, Assoc Prof. MD; Mehmet Ilkin Naharci, MD; Gulcan Bagcivan, PhD,RN; Ilker Tasci, Assoc Prof , MD; Ayla Yava, Assoc.Prof. PhD, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308174-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><b>Vaccination status and related factors in an elderly Turkish population sample: A </b><b>cross-sectional</b><b> study</b><p><strong>Background</strong><b>: </b>Vaccination is one of the basic activities in preventive health care. Data related to vaccination in the elderly Turkish population is limited. The aim of the present study was to investigate the vaccination status and related factors among geriatric individuals.  <p><b>Methods</b><b>:</b>In this single center, cross sectional study self-reported status of vaccinations for influenza, pneumococcal, tetanus, pandemic influenza A/H1N1 and hepatitis B were recorded in people over 65 years of age.  The information was collected separately for the last 12 months and for the preceding 5 years, reaching a total of 6 years. Associates of having been vaccinated were also examined systematically. <p><b>Results: </b>Between June 2010 and June 2011, a total of 810 subjects (age range 65-101) were interviewed. In the last 6 years as a whole, 47.2% (382) of the participants reported at least 1 vaccination. The frequency of getting vaccinated in the last 12 months was higher compared to the preceding 5 years. Influenza vaccine was the most administered one both in the last 12 months and the preceding 5 years (33.7%, 12.1%). The most frequent personal reason reported for vaccination was the need for protection against diseases. Healthcare professionals and media were the most effective factors in inducing awareness of vaccination among the elderly. Unwillingness to get vaccinated was linked to the idea of inessentiality as well as having inadequate information. Higher education, male gender and previous diagnosis of pneumonia were linked to increased likelihood of being vaccinated. <p><b>Conclusions</b><b>: </b>This study showed considerably low rates of vaccination among elderly outpatients in Turkey. Efforts to increasing awareness of vaccination through healthcare professionals and media releases may help improve preventive patient care in this particular population.en_GB
dc.subjectVaccinationen_GB
dc.subjectelderlyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:52Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:52Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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