Attitudini e comportamenti nei confronti delle vaccinazioni contro N. meningitidis, S. pneumoniae e HPV: un’analisi multicentrica sulla popolazione generale

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Attitudes and behaviors towards vaccinations against N. meningitidis, S. pneumoniae and HPV: a multicenter analysis on the general population

Gianluigi Quaranta, Gualtiero Ricciardi, Chiara De Waure, Paolo Campanella, Marco Colotto, Concetta De Meo, Francesco Di Nardo, Emanuela Maria Frisicale, Carolina Ianuale, Daniele Ignazio La Milia, Donatella Panatto, Daniela Amicizia, Laura Apprato, Emanuela Rizzitielli, Silvia Aquilani, Maria Paola Briata, Virna Frumento, Lorenzo Marensi, Antonietta Spadea, Valter TurelloRoberto Gasparini

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Introduction: Knowing the attitudes and behavior of the population towards vaccination is essential to be able to take targeted actions. This study, of which part of the results were presented at the last SItI congress, also analyzed the factors associated with the propensity to vaccination against N. meningitidis, S. pneumoniae and HPV and the reasons for vaccination / non-vaccination. Methods: An anonymous questionnaire was given to a sample of 530 individuals between the ages of 19 and 86 who, in 2013, received the services of the Prevention Departments of ASL Rome A, ASL3 of Genoa, ASL2 of Savona and ASL Viterbo. Results: 96.2%, 94% and 92.7% of responders said they favored vaccination against N. meningitidis, S. pneumoniae and HPV respectively, and 58.4% expressed a positive opinion towards the MenB vaccine. The attitude to meningococcal vaccination was significantly higher in women, that against HPV was associated with the presence of children and knowledge of the disease while that against pneumococcus in its vaccination status and knowledge of the disease itself. Compared to the vaccination of their children, 68.8%, 82.6% and 84.5% of responders declared to have vaccinated them against N. meningitidis, S. pneumoniae and HPV respectively. From 45% to more than 50%, the recommendation from the pediatrician or another doctor was the main motivation. The fear of illness sequelae was also a common motivation. Reasons for non-vaccination have been poorly reported. Conclusions: These data suggest that actions aimed at increasing the level of knowledge of the population and promoting an active role of health professionals in the vaccination offer could positively influence attitudes and behaviors towards the vaccinations examined
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Attitudes and behaviors towards vaccinations against N. meningitidis, S. pneumoniae and HPV: a multicenter analysis on the general population
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationAtti del 48° Congresso Nazionale SItI "Alimentare la salute"
Pages89
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event48° Congresso Nazionale SItI "Alimentare la salute" - Milano
Duration: 14 Oct 201517 Oct 2015

Conference

Conference48° Congresso Nazionale SItI "Alimentare la salute"
CityMilano
Period14/10/1517/10/15

Keywords

  • Attitudini
  • Comportamenti
  • Conoscenze
  • Malattie prevenibili da vaccino

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