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.
|Commitee:||Forouzesh, Mohammed, Guillium, Mercedes, Huckabay, Loucine M.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|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|
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