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Knowledge on childhood vaccination of compliant mothers in Barangay Zapatera, Cebu City.

Author

Christy Marie Atay,
Anna Marie Bernardo,
Stephanie Dorog,
Mark Johnuel Duavis,
Alexander Kaw,
Marianne Mcfie,
Sharmaine Felia Lacanaria,
Janz Vincent Lado,
Trisha Louise Malesido,
Claurice Mangle,
Rica Alyssa Pepito

Related Institution

School of Medicine - University of Cebu - Banilad Campus - University of Cebu

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis/Dissertations
Thesis Degree
MD
Specialization
Medicine
Publication Date
June 2018

Abstract

Introduction: Immunization, a process by which immunity or resistance against infectious diseases is developed through administering a vaccine has been always cited as a quintessential part of public health and disease prevention. While more types and combinations of vaccines have become available in the market and while government efforts towards providing free public vaccines have been intensified in the recent years, the perennial problem of low vaccine coverage across the population is still present. Parental knowledge about immunization has been repeatedly identified as a conclusive determinant of vaccine utilization and compliance in many studies.


Methods: The present study was conducted to determine the level of immunization knowledge among compliant mothers in Barangay Zapatera, Cebu City and determine whether it has a significant relationship with their socio-demographic and economic profiles. A descriptive, correlational cross-sectional survey was done to 40 immunization-compliant mothers whose children were enrolled to the National immunization Program from 2016-2017.


Results: The compliant mothers were mostly between the ages 26-30 years old, high school graduates and have an average number of three (3) children. The mothers were found to have good knowledge on immunization which they received mostly from local health workers. Although knowledge level is quite high, erroneous information were still prevalent such the claim that vaccines cause autism. From among the maternal variables studied, income (p=0.001) and source of vaccination (p=0.023) information were found to have a significant relationship with knowledge on immunization.


Conclusion: A strong correlation exists between household income and the mother's knowledge on child vaccinations. As the household income increases, the level of immunization knowledge also increases. The source of vaccination information was also significantly related to knowledge on immunization. Mothers whose primary information source were health workers tend to have higher levels of immunization knowledge.

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