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  1. Why immunization appointment fails ? Study in a Primary Health Care Center.

    Article - En anglais

    Background 

    Defaults in primary vaccination appointments frustrate workers in primary health care (PHC), and may cause unnecessary morbidity.

    Objectives 

    This study was conducted to identify reasons for failure to attend the vaccination appointment.

    It also aimed at assessing the knowledge and attitudes of mothers towards vaccination relationship between such knowledge and other social parameters for the mother and the family.

    Methods 

    Self-administered questionnaire was distributed to 120 mothers of children who failed to attend vaccination appointment in Al Salam PHC Center Madinah over a period of 4 months in 1415H, 1995G, Saudi Arabia.

    Results 

    The main reason for delay in attending the appointment was the absence of husband.

    The least frequent reasons were the length of time spent at the PHC, and vaccination at private clinics.

    There was a clear statistical association between lower socio-economic status of the family and poor knowledge of mothers.

    Conclusions 

    Continued health education for the families, and improving the call system for vaccination are essential for the success of primary childhood vaccination.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Vaccination, Immunoprophylaxie, Echec, Campagne de masse, Facteur risque, Homme, Arabie Saoudite, Asie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Vaccination, Immunoprophylaxis, Failure, Mass campaign, Risk factor, Human, Saudi Arabia, Asia

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0279995

    Code Inist : 002B05A02. Création : 27/11/1998.