Cross-sectional and longitudinal factors predicting influenza vaccination in Hong Kong Chinese elderly aged 65 and above.
Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong. [email protected]
(Hong Kong SAR China)
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The Journal of infection
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The 10 studied variables (e.g., perceived efficacy, perceived side effects) were predictive of whether ever undergone IV in the cross-sectional survey. These variables were, however, unable to predict first-time IV in the longitudinal study. Therefore, programs modifying these cross-sectional factors (e.g. change perceptions on efficacy and safety) may not be effective in promoting first-time IV among the elderly. Longitudinal intervention studies are warranted.
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