Asian Nurs Res.  2016 Mar;10(1):56-61. 10.1016/j.anr.2015.11.002.

Factors Influencing University Nursing Students' Measles Vaccination Rate During a Community Measles Outbreak

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  • 1College of Nursing, Gachon University, Incheon, South Korea. jschoi408@empas.com

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to survey the current state of measles vaccination in university nursing students during a measles outbreak and to identify factors influencing nursing students' vaccination rate.
METHODS
In 2014, this study used a self-administered questionnaire to survey 380 university nursing students. Factors influencing measles vaccination were identified through logistic regression analysis using variables between the vaccinated and nonvaccinated groups.
RESULTS
Measles vaccination rate was 52.1%. The vaccination rate was significantly higher in juniors, seniors, and those who had heard about measles. In relation to health beliefs, the measles vaccination rate was higher when perceived benefits were high and perceived barriers were low.
CONCLUSIONS
A systematic measles vaccination program targeting nursing students upon their entry to university is needed. In order to increase the measles vaccination rate, application of effective promotion campaigns and education programs is necessary.

Keyword

knowledge; measles; nursing; vaccination

MeSH Terms

Adult
Disease Outbreaks/*prevention & control
Female
*Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Immunization Programs/*statistics & numerical data
Male
Measles/*prevention & control
Republic of Korea
Students, Nursing/*psychology
Surveys and Questionnaires
Universities
Vaccination/*psychology
Young Adult
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