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Assessing predictors of influenza and pneumonia vaccination in rural senior adults.
J Health Soc Policy. 2003; 18(2):71-93.JH

Abstract

The overall purpose of this study was to identify predictors of influenza and pneumonia vaccination among rural senior adults. A mail survey was conducted in eight rural counties. Reported immunization rate for influenza (81.5%) among respondents was higher as compared to pneumonia (74.7%). Knowing someone with influenza was the strongest predictor of influenza vaccination and knowing someone with pneumonia was the strongest predictor of pneumonia vaccination. Belief that vaccinations are always beneficial was also a significant predictor. While several of the findings of this study are consistent with factors reported in literature to be significant predictors of immunization behavior for this age group, surprisingly, access was not a significant predictor for this rural sample.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Pharmacy, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15189797

Citation

Madhavan, S Suresh, et al. "Assessing Predictors of Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccination in Rural Senior Adults." Journal of Health & Social Policy, vol. 18, no. 2, 2003, pp. 71-93.
Madhavan SS, Borker RD, Fernandes AW, et al. Assessing predictors of influenza and pneumonia vaccination in rural senior adults. J Health Soc Policy. 2003;18(2):71-93.
Madhavan, S. S., Borker, R. D., Fernandes, A. W., Amonkar, M. M., & Rosenbluth, S. A. (2003). Assessing predictors of influenza and pneumonia vaccination in rural senior adults. Journal of Health & Social Policy, 18(2), 71-93.
Madhavan SS, et al. Assessing Predictors of Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccination in Rural Senior Adults. J Health Soc Policy. 2003;18(2):71-93. PubMed PMID: 15189797.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Assessing predictors of influenza and pneumonia vaccination in rural senior adults. AU - Madhavan,S Suresh, AU - Borker,Rohit D, AU - Fernandes,Ancilla W, AU - Amonkar,Mayur M, AU - Rosenbluth,S Alan, PY - 2004/6/11/pubmed PY - 2004/9/11/medline PY - 2004/6/11/entrez SP - 71 EP - 93 JF - Journal of health & social policy JO - J Health Soc Policy VL - 18 IS - 2 N2 - The overall purpose of this study was to identify predictors of influenza and pneumonia vaccination among rural senior adults. A mail survey was conducted in eight rural counties. Reported immunization rate for influenza (81.5%) among respondents was higher as compared to pneumonia (74.7%). Knowing someone with influenza was the strongest predictor of influenza vaccination and knowing someone with pneumonia was the strongest predictor of pneumonia vaccination. Belief that vaccinations are always beneficial was also a significant predictor. While several of the findings of this study are consistent with factors reported in literature to be significant predictors of immunization behavior for this age group, surprisingly, access was not a significant predictor for this rural sample. SN - 0897-7186 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15189797/Assessing_predictors_of_influenza_and_pneumonia_vaccination_in_rural_senior_adults_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/ruralhealthconcerns.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -