alexa Vaccination of Infants and Health Beliefs of Ultra-Orthodox Mothers
ISSN: 2157-7560

Journal of Vaccines & Vaccination
Open Access

Like us on:
OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

Vaccination of Infants and Health Beliefs of Ultra-Orthodox Mothers

Meital Simhi, Yana Shraga and Orly Sarid*

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Social Work, P.O. Box 653, Beer-Sheva, 84105, Israel

*Corresponding Author:
Orly Sarid
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Department of Social Work, P.O. Box 653
Beer-Sheva, 84105, Israel
Tel: 08-6428138
Fax: 08-6472933
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: October 15, 2013; Accepted date: November 16, 2013; Published date: November 20, 2013

Citation: Simhi M, Shraga Y, Sarid O (2013) Vaccination of Infants and Health Beliefs of Ultra-Orthodox Mothers. J Vaccines Vaccin 5:213. doi:10.4172/2157-7560.1000213

Copyright: © 2013 Simhi M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Background: This study looked at mothers from the ultra-orthodox Jewish sector with the objective of obtaining information about their health beliefs and the behavior of these mothers regarding vaccination of their infants. Methods: The study took place between April- December 2009. A snowball technique of sampling was chosen, a technique that is frequently used in studies conducted among minority groups. Inclusion criteria were mothers under thirty years old. The questionnaire was filled out about children whose ages ranged from 18 months to 24 months. We contacted 127 ultra-orthodox mothers, of whom 85 (66.9%) consented to participate in the study and filled out the following questionnaires: Health Beliefs, Religious Beliefs, and demographic data. Vaccination behaviors were obtained by reviewing infant vaccination cards. Analysis of data included descriptive statistics, linear regressions and path-analysis model (SEM). Results: Most ultra-orthodox mothers vaccinate their infants against Hepatitis B (HBV-97%), polio (IPV-89.9%), Diphtheria,Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP-89.9%), Haemophilus influenza b (Hib-89.9%), pneumococcal infections (PCV13-87.3%), Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR-88.6%) and Varicella (Var-88.6%). Linear regression analysis and the path analysis model revealed that a mother’s vaccination behavior at a given time (t) is influenced by her vaccination behavior at a previous time (t-1): for example, vaccination behavior up to age two months is the most powerful predictor of vaccination behavior at the age of four months. Conclusions: It seems that the mothers’ behavior toward vaccinating their infants at age two months is critical to the continued shaping and stabilization of a regimen of vaccinations over the following months.

Keywords

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading
Loading Please wait..
 
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords