Geshabelle B. Apura,
Anthony P. Araneta,
Zharmaine Jane M. Bayale,
Gessa Marielle C. Bontia,
Vanesa Ivy M. Bungco,
Lee Dominic A. Echavez,
Jecel G. Jaca,
Mitos O. Omilgo,
Cielo Fiona C. Raagas,
Kristine Joyce K. Tan,
Honey Grace N. Tripoli,
Vincent Jed L. Wasawas
School of Medicine - University of Cebu - Banilad Campus - University of Cebu
The objective of the study was to determine the factors affecting the compliance of dialysis patients to Pneumococcal and Influenza vaccine recommendations in University of Cebu- Medical Center, Dialysis Unit. The study adopted a descriptive research design. The researchers will use purposive sampling in selecting the data and subject. The demographics were collected from the University of Cebu Medical center dialysis unit. the researchers determined the factors affecting the subjects' compliance on Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination on the level of compliance of the study populations.
Based on the findings gathered on this study, 50 (80.6%) respondents have heard the pneumococcal vaccine but only 45.2% of the respondents received the first vaccination and 45.2% perceived it as highly important- 61.8% of those who see it as important to high important perceived that the vaccine will keep their body healthy. Out of 62 respondents, only 31 (50%) were recommended by the doctor to have the pneumococcal vaccine. Out of 2 respondents who had their first shot of pneumococcal vaccine 5 or more years ago, only one had a booster shot. On the other hand, 47 (77.4%) of the respondents have heard the influenza vaccine but only 40.4 % of the respondents received the first vaccination and 37.1% perceived it as highly important- 58.1% of those who see it as important to highly important perceived that the vaccine will keep their body healthy. Out of 62 respondents, only 30 (48.4%) were recommended to have the influenza vaccine or more years ago, only 6 (24%) had a complete influenza vaccination.
The leading factor to non-compliance for both vaccinations includes lack of awareness and vaccines not being recommended by health professionals. Other factors include the high cost, unavailability of vaccines at health center, anxiety, and misconception.
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