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||Master of Health Care Management, Department of Business Management|
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||A Study of Health Care Workers’ Knowledge, Attitude, and Behavior on the Prevention of Influenza in Military Hospital|
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Health Care Workers
Influenza has been one of highly-concerned issues of public health around the world. Promoting influenza vaccination is considered an effective way to controlling the outbreak of influenza. The goal of our study is to investigate the association between military hospital health care workers’ (HCWs’) knowledge, the attitude of influenza prevention, and the behavior of influenza immunization.
A cross-sectional study was conducted among health care workers in two military hospitals in southern Taiwan during the period starting from October to December 2014. Details of demography, health behaviors, past experiences of vaccination, knowledge, attitude and the behaviors on the prevention from influenza among participants were collected with a well-structured questionnaire. We distributed 1,000 questionaires to the prospective objects of study, and ended up 826 questionaires completed and returned. SPSS version 18.0 was adapted to assess associations of interest by multiple regressions.
Results has showed that elderly, those with graduate degree, physicians, the married, and those who exercise regularly had significantly higher knowledge scores (p<0.05). A positive correlation between knowledge scores of influenza and positive attitude of preventing influenza among HCWs was identidied (p<0.001). The odds ratio of attitude scores on influenza to vaccination was 1.08 (95%CI:1.05-1.10). Vaccination in the past years and absence of side effects to vaccination were the predictors of vaccination.
Our research outcome confirms that HCWs who had higher scores in knowledge and more positive attitude on influenza were significantly more likely to receive the vaccine. Those who did not receive vaccination in the past year and who experienced side effects were more unwilling to be vaccinated this year. We suggested that health educational program and other polices should be focused on elucidate the effectiveness, importance and necessity of vaccine on HCWs.
||Tsan Yang - chair|
Ying-Ying Lo - co-chair
Ying-Chun Li - advisor
Indicate in-campus at 3 year and off-campus access at 5 year.|
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