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Meidani M, Yazdani M R, Nazari Nodoushan A, Feizi A, Pourahmad M. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice of Health Care Workers in Oncology, Hemodialysis and Transplantation Towards Influenza Vaccination in Isfahan, Iran. JCHR 2018; 7 (3) :164-172
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1- Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3- School of Medicine , Isfahan University of Medical Science ,Isfahan ,Iran
4- Department of Biostatics and Epidemiology ,School of health , Isfahan University of Medical Science, Isfahan ,Iran
5- Nosocomial Infection Research Center, Isfahan, University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
Abstract:   (5223 Views)
Introduction: Influenza is a viral disease which is self-limited in immunocompetent patients but it can be dangerous in immunocompromised patients. In these patients it may lead to sever viral and/or bacterial infection that often may lead to death. Therefor prevention of influenza in immunocompromised patients is very important and thus health care workers’ belief is important too. This study is evaluation of knowledge, attitude and practices of health care workers in oncology, hemodialysis and transplantation wards in hospitals of Isfahan in 2017.
Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study selected health care workers filled a questionnaire  which has 2 sections. In first section we asked about demographic characterization of them and in second section we asked the questions about their knowledge, attitude and practices. At the end we evaluate and analyze the data by SPSS software.
Results: We evaluate 110 units and they were 72 (65.5%) female and 38 (34.5%) were male. Mean age of individuals was 32.7±7 years and mean time of their working acquaintance was 8.49±6.8 years. Attitude of the health care workers was well but only 58 units from 110 (52.7%) had been vaccinated.
Conclusion: By attention to the knowledge and attitude of the participants and low proportion of vaccination in them it seems that we should have program for improving the vaccination in health care workers in our country. We should take modeling from the countries which have better vaccination coverage in their health care workers.
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Received: 2018/09/9 | Accepted: 2018/09/9 | Published: 2018/09/9

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