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Table 6 Summary of factors related to knowledge, beliefs and attitudes and their associations with HCWs’ intentions to vaccinate

From: Are healthcare workers’ intentions to vaccinate related to their knowledge, beliefs and attitudes? a systematic review

Factor Negative associations Null associations Positive associations
  Logistic regression Other analysis Logistic regression Other analysis Logistic regression Other analysis
  N Range OR N N Range OR N N Range OR N
1. Knowledge          
a. Vaccine contraindications. 0   0 0   1 0   2
2. Beliefs          
a. Vaccines are more risky than beneficial. 3 0,04-0,37* 0 0   0 0   0
b. Vaccine low efficacy and benefit and low susceptibility and severity of the disease. 2 0,04-0,06 1 2 0,54-1,39* 0 0   0
c. Use of alternative medicine theories 1 0,24*-0,44* 1 1 0,6 0 0   0
d. More individualist than social orientation of the health care. 2 0,28*-0,59* 0 0   0 0   0
e. Cost-to-parent is a deterrent to vaccination. 0   0 1 1,54 0 0   0
f. Another needle is a deterrent to vaccination. 0   0 1 0,79 0 0   0
g. Stocking the vaccine is a problem. 0   1 0   0 0   0
h. People are adequately informed about vaccine. 0   0 1 1,5 0 0   0
i. Theories of conspiration, influence of the farmaceutical industry on the policy makers in immunization. 0   0 0   1 0   0
j. Behavior in vaccination is mostly conditioned by physician's beliefs 0   0 0   1 0   0
k. Chiropractors should counsel about immunization. 0   0 0   1 0   0
3.Attitudes          
a. Have some concerns about immunization. 1 0,32 0 0   0 0   0
b. Concerned about vaccine’s side effects. 1 0,49* 0 1 0,31 0 0   0
c. Low confidence in Public Healthcare information or national recommendations. 2 0,27-0,35* 1 0   0 0   0
d. Consider the disease serious enough to warrant using a vaccine or give importance to the vaccination. 0   0 0   0 0   2
e. Number of injections the physician considers giving at one visit (4 vs less and 5 vs less). 0   0 0   1 1 8,69 and 17,29 0
f. Perceive to have a role in vaccination. 0   0 0   1 0   1
g. Preference for combined vaccine than for separate. 0   0 0   1 0   0
h. Concerned about (A) vaccine immunity may not be life-long (B) will lead to more serious disease in adults. 0   0 1 A) 0,6 B)1,08 0 0   0
i. Not having adopted the new recommendations in use of polio vaccine (still using Sabin vs Salk). 0   1 0   0 0   0
j. It should be allowed to send unvaccinated children to school. 1 0,58* 0 0   0 0   0
  1. N: Number of studies OR: Odds Ratio * Results from the case-control study.
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