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Table 1 Emerging themes-direction of influence on immunisation behaviour

From: More support for mothers: a qualitative study on factors affecting immunisation behaviour in Kampala, Uganda

Themes Data source (FGDs, KIIs) Influence on utilisation of immunisation services
Social influence   
Influence from male partner   
Father's offer support in form of transport to immunisation unit All Positive
Father's make the decision to immunise Female FGDs Both positive and negative
Joint decision to immunise or not All (emphasized more among male FGDs) Positive
Less power for decision making Female FGDs Negative influence for women
Influence from older generation and peers   
Decision making involves kin All Mostly negative
Decision to immunise against spousal consent encouraged by experienced mothers Female FGDs (older women) and female key informant Positive
Intimate partner violence Female FGDs Negative
Social stigma against teenage mothers Female KII Negative
Difficult to access immunisation unit All Negative
Vaccines sometimes out of stock All Negative
Have to choose between money for transport and food All FGDs Negative
Lack of presentable clothing Female FGDs Negative
Gender roles All Negative for the men
Lack of job security leading to choice between work and immunisation All Negative
Trust in immunisation   
Believe immunisation is beneficial All Positive
Perception of lack of trust in immunisation programme/immunisation is harmful to the child's health All Negative
Fear of vaccine side effects leading to drop out or delayed immunisation Mostly female FGDs Negative
Programmatic preferences   
Preference for routine immunisation services All Positive
Reasons for preference of routine services:   
Health workers take responsibility if complications develop after immunisation All Positive
Routine services have a fixed address All Positive
Forceful methods of conducting mass immunisation exercises All Negative