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Can J Public Health. 1997 Nov-Dec;88(6):405-8.

Assessment of parent education methods for infant immunization.

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Vaccine Evaluation Center, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. gbjornson@wpog.childhosp.bc.ca

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess whether a video about infant immunization could inform parents as well as human counselling (oral presentation).

METHODS:

Core information for parents about infant immunization was identified and packaged in an instructional video and a scripted oral presentation. Volunteer prenatal classes were randomly assigned a video or oral presentation. Participants completed pre- and post-test questionnaires covering the same 16 items. Scores were compared for each question and as a group means, using Fisher's exact test, 2-sided.

RESULTS:

227 subjects participated, including 102 men and 124 women. Groups were similar in terms of gender mix, parenting experience and recent reading about immunization. Pre-test knowledge scores were similarly low between groups. Post-test scores were much higher but did not differ significantly between groups.

CONCLUSIONS:

In a prenatal classroom setting, video and oral presentations were equally effective in conveying key information about infant immunization.

PMID:
9458569
PMCID:
PMC6990361
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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