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Validity of parental report of influenza vaccination in children 6 to 59 months of age.
Pediatrics. 2007 Oct; 120(4):e783-7.Ped

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The objective of this study was to assess the validity of parental report of influenza vaccinations.

PATIENTS AND METHODS

A cross-sectional study of children who were 6 to 59 months of age and presented to a large, pediatric residency clinic from February through April 2005 was performed. A standardized, parental questionnaire ascertained the influenza vaccination status of children during the 2004-2005 influenza season and was compared with the medical chart, the criterion standard. Children were classified as being at high risk when they had a specific influenza vaccine recommendation in 2004-2005 by age (6-23 months of age) or by chronic medical condition.

RESULTS

Of 218 parents approached in the pediatric residency clinic, 198 (95%) children who were 6 to 59 months of age were enrolled, and 84 (42%) were vaccinated according to the medical chart. More children who were 6 to 23 months than those who were 24 to 59 months of age were vaccinated (63% vs 21%). Children with chronic medical conditions were more likely to be vaccinated than healthy children who were 24 to 59 months of age (57% vs 11%), but no difference was observed for children who were 6 to 23 months of age (79% vs 60%). In comparison with the medical chart, parental report of influenza vaccination had a sensitivity of 88%, a specificity of 90%, and a kappa coefficient of 0.78. For children who were 6 to 23 months of age or had a chronic medical condition (n = 123), parental report had a sensitivity of 89%, a specificity of 81%, and a kappa coefficient of 0.71.

CONCLUSIONS

Parental report of influenza vaccination among children who were 6 to 59 months of age had reasonable sensitivity, specificity, and reliability as compared with the medical chart in this study population.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17908736

Citation

Shinall, Myrick C., et al. "Validity of Parental Report of Influenza Vaccination in Children 6 to 59 Months of Age." Pediatrics, vol. 120, no. 4, 2007, pp. e783-7.
Shinall MC, Plosa EJ, Poehling KA. Validity of parental report of influenza vaccination in children 6 to 59 months of age. Pediatrics. 2007;120(4):e783-7.
Shinall, M. C., Plosa, E. J., & Poehling, K. A. (2007). Validity of parental report of influenza vaccination in children 6 to 59 months of age. Pediatrics, 120(4), e783-7.
Shinall MC, Plosa EJ, Poehling KA. Validity of Parental Report of Influenza Vaccination in Children 6 to 59 Months of Age. Pediatrics. 2007;120(4):e783-7. PubMed PMID: 17908736.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Validity of parental report of influenza vaccination in children 6 to 59 months of age. AU - Shinall,Myrick C,Jr AU - Plosa,Erin J, AU - Poehling,Katherine A, PY - 2007/10/3/pubmed PY - 2007/10/30/medline PY - 2007/10/3/entrez SP - e783 EP - 7 JF - Pediatrics JO - Pediatrics VL - 120 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the validity of parental report of influenza vaccinations. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study of children who were 6 to 59 months of age and presented to a large, pediatric residency clinic from February through April 2005 was performed. A standardized, parental questionnaire ascertained the influenza vaccination status of children during the 2004-2005 influenza season and was compared with the medical chart, the criterion standard. Children were classified as being at high risk when they had a specific influenza vaccine recommendation in 2004-2005 by age (6-23 months of age) or by chronic medical condition. RESULTS: Of 218 parents approached in the pediatric residency clinic, 198 (95%) children who were 6 to 59 months of age were enrolled, and 84 (42%) were vaccinated according to the medical chart. More children who were 6 to 23 months than those who were 24 to 59 months of age were vaccinated (63% vs 21%). Children with chronic medical conditions were more likely to be vaccinated than healthy children who were 24 to 59 months of age (57% vs 11%), but no difference was observed for children who were 6 to 23 months of age (79% vs 60%). In comparison with the medical chart, parental report of influenza vaccination had a sensitivity of 88%, a specificity of 90%, and a kappa coefficient of 0.78. For children who were 6 to 23 months of age or had a chronic medical condition (n = 123), parental report had a sensitivity of 89%, a specificity of 81%, and a kappa coefficient of 0.71. CONCLUSIONS: Parental report of influenza vaccination among children who were 6 to 59 months of age had reasonable sensitivity, specificity, and reliability as compared with the medical chart in this study population. SN - 1098-4275 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17908736/Validity_of_parental_report_of_influenza_vaccination_in_children_6_to_59_months_of_age_ L2 - http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=17908736 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -