Fletcher, Cyril K.; Barrett, A.; Halsall, R.; Harris, R.; Wallace, T.; Barton-Forbes, Michelle
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
Parents' Knowledge, Concerns and Misconceptions About Immunization [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
52 Suppl. 6
Objective: To determine the knowledge, attitude and misconceptions of parents with respect to the practice of immunization at a teaching hospital. Methods: Consenting parents of children attending the child welfare clinic and the paediatric casualty department at the University Hospital of the West Indies were interviewed by one of the four medical students using a pre-tested questionnaire. information on respondent's age, educational level, job description and number of children as well as parent's knowledge of vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) were recorded. Responses were rated using a 6-point Likert scale. CHi -square tests were used to determine factors influencing knowledge.....