New Zealand mothers' knowledge of and attitudes towards immunisation

Show simple item record Petousis-Harris, Helen en Turner, Nicola en Kerse, Ngaire en 2015-02-03T00:49:50Z en 2002-08 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Family Physician, 2002, 29 (4), pp. 240 - 246 (7) en
dc.identifier.issn 0110-022X en
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dc.description.abstract Aim: To identify parental knowledge and concerns about immunisation. Method: A random walk methodology was used to identify households containing mothers of young children willing to participate in the survey. This sample pool was supplemented from a database of similar households. Results: There were 500 participants from national urban areas. It was found that one in eight of all mothers interviewed were not convinced that vaccination prevents disease, or that measles can be a severe disease. Furthermore there is a high level of misconception about the cause, transmission and prevention of disease. Other significant findings were that immunisation is not always routinely discussed by Lead Maternity Caregivers (LMCs) especially withholder mothers. Implications/Conclusion: The results of this survey indicate that the low level of confidence among urban New Zealand mothers over vaccination may be in itself sufficient to prevent New Zealand’s target vaccine uptake rate of 95% from being achieved. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Family Physician en
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dc.title New Zealand mothers' knowledge of and attitudes towards immunisation en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 240 en
pubs.volume 29 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en en
pubs.end-page 246 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 35715 en Medical and Health Sciences en Population Health en Gen.Practice& Primary Hlthcare en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en

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