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Evaluation of Two Health Education Interventions to Improve the Varicella Vaccination: A Randomized Controlled Trial from a Province in the East China

Evaluation of Two Health Education Interventions to Improve the Varicella Vaccination: A Randomized Controlled Trial from a Province in the East China

Author: 
Yu Hu
Qian Li
Yaping Chen
Publication Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Affiliation: 

Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ZJCDC)

Varicella was a universal childhood disease before the era of varicella vaccine (VarV), coverage of which remains suboptimal in Zhejiang province, China. This study aimed to: (i) evaluate the effects of two different education interventions - one involving a messaging video and one a messaging booklet - based on the elaborating likelihood model (ELM), with respect to the improvement in the coverage of VarV; (ii) assess the timeliness of VarV vaccination by calculating the interval from the date of birth to the actual date of vaccination; and (iii) evaluate the difference in the effects on the knowledge and attitude of VarV vaccination between two interventions. The hope is that study might help to close the substantial evidence gap for rigorously evaluated health education interventions for increasing the acceptance and the coverage of VarV.

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BMC Public Health (2018) 18:144. DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5070-0. Image credit: He Qunying / China Daily

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