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Table 6 Levels of agreement on statements regarding vaccines

From: Influenza vaccination: opinions of health care professionals working in pediatric emergency departments

Statements regarding vaccines Role Not agreeing
(1 + 2)
Uncertain Agreeing
(4 + 5)
Total Mean +/- Standard Deviation (IC 95%)
% % %
I believe that my risk of contracting a vaccine-preventable disease is low Others 17 51.52 11 33.33 5 15.15 33 2.48 + 1.20 (2.06–2.91)
Nurses 64 45.71 23 16.43 53 37.86 140 2.88 + 1.41 (2.64–3.11)
Physicians 262 79.15 22 6.65 47 14.20 331 1.89 + 1.20 (1.76–2.02)
Total 343 68.06 56 11.11 105 20.83 504 2.20 + 1.33 (2.09–2.32)
I believe that the risk of transmitting a vaccine-preventable disease to one of my patients is low Others 12 36.36 9 27.27 12 36.36 33 2.97 + 1.33 (2.50–3.44)
Nurses 65 46.43 32 22.86 43 30.71 140 2.73 + 1.30 (2.51–2.95)
Physicians 262 79.15 26 7.85 43 12.99 331 1.85 + 1.14 (1.73–1.98)
Total 339 67.26 67 13.29 98 19.44 504 2.17 + 1.28 (2.06–2.28)
Vaccines’ benefits are uncertain Others 19 57.58 4 12.12 10 30.30 33 2.64 + 1.54 (2.09–3.18)
Nurses 89 63.57 20 14.29 31 22.14 140 2.31 + 1.31 (2.09–2.53)
Physicians 293 88.52 8 2.42 30 9.06 331 1.52 + 1.10 (1.40–1.64)
Total 401 79.56 32 6.35 71 14.09 504 1.81 + 1.28 (1.70–1.92)
Vaccines should be required to work as Health Care professionals Others 5 15.15 3 9.09 25 75.76 33 3.94 + 1.20 (3.51–4.36)
Nurses 24 17.14 26 18.57 90 64.29 140 3.78 + 1.31 (3.56–4.00)
Physicians 35 10.57 42 12.69 254 76.74 331 4.11 + 1.13 (3.99–4.23)
Total 64 12.70 71 14.09 369 73.21 504 4.01 + 1.19 (3.90–4.11)
I am afraid of side effects caused by vaccinations Others 22 66.67 4 12.12 7 21.21 33 2.21 + 1.36 (1.73–2.69)
Nurses 82 58.57 26 18.57 32 22.86 140 2.35 + 1.36 (2.12–2.58)
Physicians 295 89.12 16 4.83 20 6.04 331 1.54 + 0.93 (1.41–1.66)
Total 399 79.17 46 9.13 59 11.71 504 1.81 + 1.16 (1.71–1.91)
** I trust the information I received on vaccines Others 8 24.24 4 12.12 21 63.64 33 3.61 + 1.32 (3.14–4.07)
Nurses 27 19.29 28 20.00 85 60.71 140 3.61 + 1.21 (3.82–4.24)
Physicians 25 7.55 25 7.55 281 84.89 331 4.24 + 1.05 (4.13–4.35)
Total 60 11.90 57 11.31 387 76.79 504 4.02 + 1.15 (3.92–4.13)
** Becoming immune naturally by contracting a disease is better than becoming immune with vaccinations Others 18 54.55 6 18.18 9 27.27 33 2.61 + 1 .34 (2.13–3.08)
Nurses 84 60.00 26 18.57 30 21.43 140 2.31 + 1.35 (2.09–2.54)
Physicians 297 89.73 19 5.74 15 4.53 331 1.49 + 0.89 (1.39–1.59)
Total 399 79.17 51 10.12 54 10.71 504 1.79 + 1.14 (1.69–1.89)
** Children should receive less vaccines in one visit Others 13 39.39 9 27.27 11 33.33 33 2.88 + 1.36 (2.40–3.36)
Nurses 61 43.57 32 22.86 47 33.57 140 2.80 + 1.39 (2.57–3.03)
Physicians 259 78.25 41 12.39 31 9.37 331 1.78 + 1.13 (1.66–1.90)
Total 333 66.07 82 16.27 89 17.66 504 2.14 + 1.32 (2.02–2.25)
** Children receive too many vaccinations Other 21 63.64 4 12.12 8 24.24 33 2.33 + 1.22 (1.90–2.77)
Nurses 94 67.14 25 17.86 21 15.00 140 2.11 + 1.24 (1.91–2.32)
Physicians 304 91.84 13 3.93 14 4.23 331 1.42 + 0.85 (1.33–1.51)
Total 419 83.13 42 8.33 43 8.53 504 1.67 + 1.06 (1.58–1.75)
** Overall, do you have doubts/worries regarding vaccines? 1 (a lot of doubts) to 5 (no doubts at all) Others 11 33.33 4 12.12 18 54.55 33 3.30 + 1.29 (2.85–3.76)
Nurses 40 28.57 24 17.14 76 54.29 140 3.37 + 1.24 (3.16–3.58)
Physicians 29 8.76 13 3.93 289 87.31 331 4.25 + 0 .99 (4.14–4.35)
Total 80 15.87 41 8.13 383 75.99 504 3.94 + 1.17 (3.84–4.04)
  1. **Statements used to elaborate the PACV Short Scale