Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

How asthma is related with the rate of influenza vaccination in California's children
by Grimpo, Michael, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 44; 1526914
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was an association between asthma and the rate of influenza vaccination in children. Responses from the 2011-2012 Children's California Health Information Survey were utilized in this retrospective secondary analysis. Over the course of the study, two research questions were posed and a Chi Square analysis conducted for each to determine if an association existed between the variables. The first tested the association between diagnosis with asthma and obtaining the influenza vaccination. It was found that there was a significant association between these two variables. There was no significant association found in the second test, which analyzed the association between hospitalization due to asthma and obtaining the influenza vaccination. The overall rate of vaccination was much lower than recommended and is cause for further concern.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Acosta-Deprez, Veronica
Commitee: O'Lawrence, Henry, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Public health, Health care management
Keywords: Asthma, California, Flu shot, Influenza vaccination
Publication Number: 1526914
ISBN: 978-1-321-27714-2
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