Date

September 2010

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Dept. of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Institution

Oregon Health & Science University

Abstract

This study investigated differences in compliance with dosing recommendations for the H1N1 influenza vaccine in pediatric patients. This study also examined the distribution of compliant and non-compliant individuals over several predictors of health behavior. The CDC recommendations for vaccination with H1N1 vaccine of children under the age of nine are to administer two doses at least 21 days apart. Due to many factors a large percentage of children did not receive the recommended dosage of vaccine. This cross-sectional study examined the distributions of patients receiving zero, one, and two doses of the vaccine and investigated differences in those groups. This study also developed a model to determine factors that affect compliance with vaccination recommendations. These factors may be useful for developing targeted health promotion materials for future influenza seasons.

Identifier

doi:10.6083/M4GX48JG

School

School of Medicine

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