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Factors associated with the exposure of vaccines to adverse temperature conditions: the case of North West region, Cameroon

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, June 2015
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Title
Factors associated with the exposure of vaccines to adverse temperature conditions: the case of North West region, Cameroon
Published in
BMC Research Notes, June 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13104-015-1257-y
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Authors

Martin Ndinakie Yakum, Jérôme Ateudjieu, Fida Ramsina Pélagie, Ebile Akoh Walter, Pierre Watcho

Abstract

Adverse temperature recording in vaccine's cold chain is a major issue worldwide and this condition is known to compromise the quality of vaccines very rapidly. In Cameroon, with tropical climate, vaccines exposure to abnormal temperatures is very common. This study was conducted to identify factors associated to abnormal temperature recording in cold chain in the North West region. A total of 65 vaccinating health facilities were visited for the study from eight health districts. Concerning type of health facility, 48 (73.8%) of the health facilities were governmental facilities. About 50 (76.0%) of the facilities had a functional thermometer. Among the 50 health facilities with functional thermometer, abnormal temperatures were registered in 10 (20%) health facilities during data collection and 12 (24%) in the 2 months preceding collection. Factor significantly associated with abnormal temperature recording was the absence of an alternative power source (OR = 6.5, p = 0.03). The absence of an alternative source of power was significantly associated with abnormal temperature exposure in the 2 months preceding data collection. To improve on the quality of vaccines administered in North West region, each vaccinating health facility must have at least two sources of power supply.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 67 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 40%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 15%
Student > Bachelor 6 9%
Student > Postgraduate 6 9%
Researcher 4 6%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 7 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 12 18%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 11 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 13%
Engineering 8 12%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 6%
Other 11 16%
Unknown 12 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 July 2017.
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#5,858,956
of 11,467,888 outputs
Outputs from BMC Research Notes
#797
of 2,511 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#83,061
of 235,330 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Research Notes
#18
of 72 outputs
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