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Title: Factors Associated with Influenza Vaccination of Hospitalized Elderly Patients in Spain
Authors: Domínguez, Àngela
Soldevila, Núria
Toledo, Diana
Godoy, Pere
Castilla, Jesús
Force, Lluís
Morales, María
Mayoral, José María
Egurrola, Mikel
Tamames, Sonia
Martín, Vicente
Astray, Jenaro
metadata.dc.contributor.authoraffiliation: [Domínguez,A; Toledo,D] Departament de Salut Pública, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. [Domínguez,A; Soldevila,N; Godoy,P; Castilla,J; Morales,M] CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain. [Godoy,P] Agència de Salut Pública de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. [Godoy,P] Institut de Recerca Biomèdica de Lleida, Universitat de Lleida, Lleida, Spain. [Castilla,J] Instituto de Salud Pública, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. [Force,L] Hospital de Mataró, Mataró, Spain. [Morales,M] Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain. [Mayoral,JM] Servicio de Vigilancia de Andalucía, Sevilla, Spain. [Egurrola,M] Hospital de Galdakao, Usansolo, Spain. [Tamames,S] Dirección General de Salud Pública, Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación, Junta de Castilla y León, León, Spain. [Martín,V] Universidad de León, León, Spain. [Astray,J] Consejería de Sanidad, Madrid, Spain Working Group of the Project PI12/02079
Keywords: Vaccination and immunization;Influenza;Vaccines;Elderly;Geriatrics;Spain;Age groups;Influenza A virus;Vacunación;Gripe;Anciano;Estudios transversales;España
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Cross-Sectional Studies
Influenza A virus
Influenza Vaccines
Influenza, Human
Marital Status
Patient Education as Topic
Pneumococcal Vaccines
Pneumonia, Pneumococcal
Social Class
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Issue Date: 29-Jan-2016
Publisher: Public Library of Sciences
Citation: Domínguez À, Soldevila N, Toledo D, Godoy P, Castilla J, Force L, et al. Factors Associated with Influenza Vaccination of Hospitalized Elderly Patients in Spain. PLoS ONE 11(1):e0147931
Abstract: Vaccination of the elderly is an important factor in limiting the impact of influenza in the community. The aim of this study was to investigate the factors associated with influenza vaccination coverage in hospitalized patients aged ≥ 65 years hospitalized due to causes unrelated to influenza in Spain. We carried out a cross-sectional study. Bivariate analysis was performed comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated patients, taking in to account sociodemographic variables and medical risk conditions. Multivariate analysis was performed using multilevel regression models. We included 1038 patients: 602 (58%) had received the influenza vaccine in the 2013-14 season. Three or more general practitioner visits (OR = 1.61; 95% CI 1.19-2.18); influenza vaccination in any of the 3 previous seasons (OR = 13.57; 95% CI 9.45-19.48); and 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination (OR = 1.97; 95% CI 1.38-2.80) were associated with receiving the influenza vaccine. Vaccination coverage of hospitalized elderly people is low in Spain and some predisposing characteristics influence vaccination coverage. Healthcare workers should take these characteristics into account and be encouraged to proactively propose influenza vaccination to all patients aged ≥ 65 years.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147931
ISSN: 1932-6203 (Online)
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