Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A nurses' perception of the influenza vaccine
by Daniel, Patricia A., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 68; 1524190
Abstract (Summary)

The influenza virus is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can have devastating effects on patients, nurses, and the general population. The purpose of this study was to examine registered nurses' attitudes, knowledge, and beliefs regarding the influenza vaccine and understand how these correlated with their decision whether or not to accept the influenza vaccine. The study participants were 13 registered nurses enrolled in two subspecialty graduate programs at a southern California university. They self-reported that they worked in a hospital, clinic, or medical office. The results revealed that those nurses who at had 1 to 2 children perceived the influenza vaccination to be beneficial and would most likely promote the influenza vaccine to others versus nurses who had no children or those who had three children or more.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Singh-Carlson, Savitri
Commitee: Forouzesh, Mohammed, Guillium, Mercedes, Huckabay, Loucine M.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Public Health
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing, Public health, Health education, Health care management
Keywords: Flu, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Influenza
Publication Number: 1524190
ISBN: 978-1-303-52167-6
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