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Influenza vaccination of primary healthcare physicians may be associated with vaccination in their patients: a vaccination coverage study

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dc.contributor.author Godoy i García, Pere
dc.contributor.author Castilla, Jesús
dc.contributor.author Mayoral, José María
dc.contributor.author Martín, Vicente
dc.contributor.author Astray, Jenaro
dc.contributor.author Torner, Núria
dc.contributor.author Toledo, Diana
dc.contributor.author Soldevila, Núria
dc.contributor.author González Candela, Fernando
dc.contributor.author García, Susana
dc.contributor.author Díaz Borrego, José
dc.contributor.author Tamames, Sonia
dc.contributor.author Domínguez García, Àngela
dc.contributor.author Alonso Caballero, Jordi
dc.contributor.author Working Group for the Survey on Influenza Vaccination in Primary Health Care Professionals
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-24T14:39:05Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-24T14:39:05Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Godoy P, Castilla J, Mayoral JM, Martín V, Astray J, Torner N et al. Influenza vaccination of primary healthcare physicians may be associated with vaccination in their patients: a vaccination coverage study. BMC family practice. 2015; 16: 44. DOI 10.1186/s12875-015-0259-0
dc.identifier.issn 1471-2296
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/26745
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: To assess the contribution of physician-related factors, especially their influenza vaccine status, in the vaccination coverage of their patients. METHODS: A study of vaccination coverage was carried out in Spain in 2011-12. The dependent variable (vaccination coverage in patients aged ≥ 65 years) was obtained from regional records. Information was gathered on the vaccination of physicians through an anonymous web survey. We compared the vaccination coverage of patients with the vaccination of their physicians using the Student t test. Associations were determined using a multilevel regression model. RESULTS: The coverage in patients aged ≥ 65 years was 56.3% and was higher (57.3%) in patients whose physician had been vaccinated than in those whose physician had not (55.2%) (p = 0.008). In the multilevel regression model, vaccination of the physician was associated (p = 0.049) with vaccination of their patients after controlling for the effects of age (p = 0.046), region (p = 0.089), and opinions on the effectiveness of the vaccine (p = 0.013). CONCLUSIONS: Vaccination of physicians together with their opinions on the effectiveness of the vaccine may be a predictor of vaccination coverage in their patients. Further studies are required to confirm this.
dc.description.sponsorship This study was supported by the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Institute of Health Carlos III, Programme of Research on Influenza A/H1N1 (Grant GR09/0030), and the Catalan Agency for the Management of Grants for University Research (AGAUR Grant number 2014/ SGR 421403).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher BioMed Central
dc.relation.ispartof BMC family practice. 2015; 16: 44
dc.rights © 2015 Godoy et al.; licensee BioMed Central. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative/nCommons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and/nreproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain/nDedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article,/nunless otherwise stated.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
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dc.title Influenza vaccination of primary healthcare physicians may be associated with vaccination in their patients: a vaccination coverage study
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12875-015-0259-0
dc.subject.keyword Vaccine
dc.subject.keyword Influenza
dc.subject.keyword Physician
dc.subject.keyword Coverage
dc.subject.keyword Elderly
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