Determinants of satisfaction with information and additional information-seeking behaviour for the pertussis vaccination given during pregnancy

Clarke, Richard ORCID: 0000-0002-1060-3142, Paterson, P. ORCID: 0000-0002-4166-8248 and Sirota, M. ORCID: 0000-0003-2117-9532 (2019) Determinants of satisfaction with information and additional information-seeking behaviour for the pertussis vaccination given during pregnancy. Vaccine, 37 (20). pp. 2712-2720. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.04.008

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Objectives: Information search and processing is critical to the vaccine decision-making process. However, the role of drivers of information satisfaction and search is not fully understood. Here, we investigated the predictive potential of psychosocial characteristics related to satisfaction with information and additional information-seeking about the pertussis vaccine currently recommended during pregnancy. Design: Cross-sectional online questionnaire study. Methods: A UK based sample of 314 women who had given birth during the previous six months was recruited to participate. The questionnaire included measures of the psycho-social predictors: trust, coping strategies, attitude towards vaccine information-seeking behaviour and risk perception of vaccination during pregnancy, and measures of two outcome variables: satisfaction with information received from a health care professional and whether participants engaged in vaccine information-seeking behaviour. Results: Trust in health care professionals, a perceived behavioural control of own vaccine informationseeking behaviour, and an engaged problem-focused strategy for coping with stress were significant predictors of satisfaction with official information given by a health care professional. 40% of women sought out additional information about vaccination however, none of the psychosocial factors measured significantly predicted the behaviour. Conclusions: We found that high trust in health care professionals, a perceived ability to seek out accurate information about vaccines and actively focusing on problems as a means of coping with stress, drives satisfaction in official vaccine information. We also developed measures of these variables that could be used in further research.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coping strategies; Decision making; Information-seeking behaviour; Psychosocial; Trust; Vaccine hesitancy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Richard Clarke
Date Deposited: 13 May 2022 09:38
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:04

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