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Table 3 Midwife response to subjective-norm items in questionnaire

From: The knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of midwives on the vaccination coverage rates in Perth’s Aboriginal children

Statement n Response Options Frequency %
There is pressure from the general public to increase the vaccination coverage rates in Aboriginal children 55 Agree 21 38.2
Uncertain 21 38.2
Disagree 13 23.6
There is pressure from the Aboriginal community to improve immunisation services for Aboriginal children in Perth. 55 Agree 15 27.3
Uncertain 32 58.2
Disagree 8 14.5
At my workplace, there is a strong expectation from management that all childhood vaccinations for Aboriginal children are given on-time. 54 Agree 30 55.6
Uncertain 16 29.6
Disagree 8 14.8
My manager views the achievement of high immunisation rates in Aboriginal children as a priority. 55 Agree 36 65.4
Uncertain 13 23.6
Disagree 6 10.9
In my workplace, we are encouraged to try new strategies to increase the proportion of fully vaccinated Aboriginal children in our geographical work area 51 Agree 4 7.9
Uncertain 27 52.9
Disagree 20 39.2
I feel that my profession as a whole views the achievement of high vaccination rates among Aboriginal children as a priority. 55 Agree 38 69.1
Uncertain 8 14.5
Disagree 9 16.4
I feel that my colleagues view the achievement of high vaccination rates among Aboriginal children as a priority. 55 Agree 30 54.6
Uncertain 17 30.9
Disagree 8 14.5
My colleagues’ practice of regularly discussing vaccinations with Aboriginal parents has influenced me to do the same. 54 Agree 17 31.5
Uncertain 14 25.9
Disagree 23 42.6
In terms of vaccinating Aboriginal children, which following groups, influence your current clinical practices?a 53 Manager 19 24.1
Doctor (ward) 6 7.6
Colleagues 14 17.7
Other 14 17.7
Professional body 26 32.9
We are encouraged to try new strategies to increase the coverage rates of Aboriginal children in Perth. 51 Agree 4 7.92
Uncertain 27 52.9
Disagree 20 39.2
  1. aIndicates that more than one response could be recorded by midwives to this question