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Tracking parental attitudes on vaccination across European countries: The Vaccine Safety, Attitudes, Training and Communication Project (VACSATC)

Stefanoff, Pawel; Mamelund, Svenn-Erik; Robinson, Mary; Netterlid, Eva LU ; Tuells, Jose; Bergsaker, Marianne A. Riise; Heijbel, Harald and Yarwood, Joanne (2010) In Vaccine 28(35). p.5731-5737
Abstract
The paper presents the first results from the European project VACSATC which aimed to track parental attitudes on vaccinations across several European countries. We compared five cross-sectional surveys of parents with children less than 3 years of age in England, Norway, Poland, Spain and Sweden carried out during 2008-2009. Data were collected from 6611 respondents. Two countries used face-to face interviews, one used telephone interviews, and two other countries used mail-in questionnaires. In all countries health professionals were indicated as the most important and trusted source of information on vaccination. The study results also show that parental attitudes on vaccinations in the childhood vaccination programs are generally... (More)
The paper presents the first results from the European project VACSATC which aimed to track parental attitudes on vaccinations across several European countries. We compared five cross-sectional surveys of parents with children less than 3 years of age in England, Norway, Poland, Spain and Sweden carried out during 2008-2009. Data were collected from 6611 respondents. Two countries used face-to face interviews, one used telephone interviews, and two other countries used mail-in questionnaires. In all countries health professionals were indicated as the most important and trusted source of information on vaccination. The study results also show that parental attitudes on vaccinations in the childhood vaccination programs are generally positive However, there were differences in attitudes on vaccination between the five countries, possibly reflecting different methods of sampling the respondents, context-specific differences (e.g. level of activity of governmental agencies), but also individual-level parental variation in demographic and socioeconomic status variables (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved (Less)
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Survey, Tracking, Parental attitudes, Vaccinations
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Vaccine
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28
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35
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5731 - 5737
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1873-2518
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10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.06.009
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  abstract     = {The paper presents the first results from the European project VACSATC which aimed to track parental attitudes on vaccinations across several European countries. We compared five cross-sectional surveys of parents with children less than 3 years of age in England, Norway, Poland, Spain and Sweden carried out during 2008-2009. Data were collected from 6611 respondents. Two countries used face-to face interviews, one used telephone interviews, and two other countries used mail-in questionnaires. In all countries health professionals were indicated as the most important and trusted source of information on vaccination. The study results also show that parental attitudes on vaccinations in the childhood vaccination programs are generally positive However, there were differences in attitudes on vaccination between the five countries, possibly reflecting different methods of sampling the respondents, context-specific differences (e.g. level of activity of governmental agencies), but also individual-level parental variation in demographic and socioeconomic status variables (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved},
  author       = {Stefanoff, Pawel and Mamelund, Svenn-Erik and Robinson, Mary and Netterlid, Eva and Tuells, Jose and Bergsaker, Marianne A. Riise and Heijbel, Harald and Yarwood, Joanne},
  issn         = {1873-2518},
  keyword      = {Survey,Tracking,Parental attitudes,Vaccinations},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {35},
  pages        = {5731--5737},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Vaccine},
  title        = {Tracking parental attitudes on vaccination across European countries: The Vaccine Safety, Attitudes, Training and Communication Project (VACSATC)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.06.009},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {2010},
}