Barriers to immunization : an examination of factors that influence the application of pneumococcal vaccine by house staff.
Pneumococcal infection is a leading cause of adult morbidity and mortality in the United States.
Immunization against this infection is a valuable strategy in preventive medicine.
An effective pneumococcal vaccine has been available in this country for over a decade, but it remains poorly utilized.
The purpose of the present investigation was to analyse the factors that affect the use and administration of the pneumococcal vaccine and to identify barriers to use.
Upper-level internal medicine residents (n=33) from two medical clinics associated with an academic medical centre completed an explanatory survey.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Immunisation, Vaccin, Pneumococcie, Education sanitaire, Facteur milieu, Facteur risque, Clinique, Personnel sanitaire, Streptococcie, Bactériose, Infection, Médecine préventive
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Immunization, Vaccine, Pneumococcal infection, Health education, Environmental factor, Risk factor, Clinic, Health staff, Streptococcal infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Preventive medicine
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Cote : 94-0704947
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.