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Examining the role of a decision aid in reducing decisional conflict amongst hospital healthcare workers towards receiving the influenza vaccine

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, March 2016
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Title
Examining the role of a decision aid in reducing decisional conflict amongst hospital healthcare workers towards receiving the influenza vaccine
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1339-0
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Authors

Holly Seale, Rajneesh Kaur, Kerryn Lajoie, Julie Dixon, Julie Gallard

Abstract

Currently the uptake of the influenza vaccine amongst Australian hospital staff remains low. While some staff members choose not to receive the vaccine, others may feel decisional conflict around whether to receive the vaccine or not. Having access to information that is personalized to the staff members' concerns may alleviate this conflict. Our study aimed to explore the attitudes of hospital staff towards an online decision aid (DA), which focuses on influenza and the vaccine. We were also interested to examine whether they accepted the new tool and whether they had any suggestions for improvements. Forty-one semi-structured interviews were undertaken with a range of hospital staff from two major public hospitals in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia in 2013. Emails and posters were used to inform staff members about the study. Thematic analysis was performed to explore the attitudes of hospital staff towards the DA. Our participants were well aware of the time/location of the staff vaccination clinics, however very few reported attending or receiving any educational material about the disease or the vaccine. Amongst those who did receive material, they felt that the messages were "dumbed down". There was a mostly positive response to the DA from participants, however they felt that unless it was included as part of mandatory training or orientation, it would be difficult to get staff to use the tool. Previous studies have established that education is an important component of an influenza vaccination program. We believe that the decision aid offers an alternative approach to delivering balanced information to staff members, which may reduce workload burdens on administrators and drive up rates.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 2%
Unknown 48 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 10%
Other 4 8%
Student > Postgraduate 4 8%
Student > Bachelor 2 4%
Other 11 22%
Unknown 14 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 10%
Psychology 4 8%
Social Sciences 3 6%
Arts and Humanities 2 4%
Other 8 16%
Unknown 15 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 54. 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 02 June 2021.
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