Skip navigation

A Postpartum Vaccination Promotion Intervention Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques Improves Short-Term Vaccine Coverage: PromoVac Study

A Postpartum Vaccination Promotion Intervention Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques Improves Short-Term Vaccine Coverage: PromoVac Study

Author: 
Arnaud Gagneur
Thomas Lemaître
Virginie Gosselin
Anne Farrands
Nathalie Carrier
Geneviève Petit
Louis Valiquette
Philippe De Wals
Publication Date
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Affiliation: 

Université de Sherbrooke (Gagneur, Valiquette); Centre de Recherche du Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (Gagneur, Lemaître, Gosselin, Farrands, Carrier, Valiquette); Eastern Townships Public Health Department (Petit); Laval University (De Wals)

"With the increasing proportion of vaccine-hesitant parents, there is an important need to develop effective vaccination promotion strategies."

Vaccination is not mandatory and is free of charge in Quebec, Canada. The National Immunization Coverage Survey found that vaccination uptake by vaccine type at age 2 years in 2014 varied from 71 to 85%. This low level of vaccine coverage (VC) could be explained by the increasing number of parents who are ambivalent regarding the necessity and safety of vaccines, and it is possible that vaccination programmes may be losing public confidence. In that context, this study aimed to assess the impact of an educational strategy of vaccination promotion based on motivational interviewing (MI) techniques designed for parents and delivered at the maternity ward of the Centre hospitalier universtaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS), located in Quebec's Eastern Townships region, for the VC of infants at 3, 5, and 7 months of age.

  <div class="field button"><a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12889-018-5724-y" target="_blank">Click here to read the article online or to download it in PDF format (8 pages).</a></div>
Contacts (user reference): 
Source: 

BMC Public Health (2018) 18:811. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5724-y. Image credit: Thinkstock

read more

Research Methodologies