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Cross-sectional and longitudinal factors predicting influenza vaccination in Hong Kong Chinese elderly aged 65 and above.

Authors
  • Lau, Joseph T F1
  • Kim, Jean H
  • Yang, Xilin
  • Tsui, Hi Yi
  • 1 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)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of infection
Publication Date
June 2008
Volume
56
Issue
6
Pages
460–468
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2008.03.008
PMID: 18442855
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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