Effectiveness of Information Sessions About COVID-19 Vaccines in Healthcare Professionals Working in Geriatrics.

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serval:BIB_128F734D2551
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Effectiveness of Information Sessions About COVID-19 Vaccines in Healthcare Professionals Working in Geriatrics.
Journal
Gerontology & geriatric medicine
Author(s)
Girard H., Bosshard W., Krief H., Büla C.J.
ISSN
2333-7214 (Print)
ISSN-L
2333-7214
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2022
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
8
Pages
23337214221115235
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
Objectives: To determine change in (a) perceived knowledge about COVID-19 vaccines; (b) level of confidence in transmitting information about vaccines; and (c) intention to get vaccinated; among healthcare professionals (HCP) working in a Swiss academic geriatric department who attended a 30-minute information session about COVID-19 vaccines. Measurements: At the session's end, a self-administered questionnaire collected information about socio-demographics, personnel, and/or relatives' experience with COVID-19. In addition, participants were asked to rate their: (a) perceived knowledge about COVID-19 vaccines; (b) level of confidence in transmitting information about COVID-19 vaccines to patients and relatives; and (c) intention to get vaccinated; before and after the session. Results: Overall, 97 (42.2% of all HCPs) participated to 14 sessions and completed the questionnaire. Improvements were observed in knowledge, confidence in providing information, and intention to be vaccinated after the session (all p < .001). Similar improvements were observed in subgroup analyses by gender, age groups, profession (involved in direct care or not), and previous experience with COVID-19 (all p < .010). However, HCP aged 20 to 29 years were less likely to feel completely confident in providing information than those aged 30 to 49 and 50+ years (17.1% vs. 43.2% vs. 44.0%, respectively, p = .031) and to report being very likely to be vaccinated (31.4% vs. 56.8% vs. 56.0%, respectively, p = .060). Conclusions: These information sessions positively influenced HCP knowledge, confidence in providing information, and, to a lesser extent, intention to be vaccinated. Younger HCP reported similar improvements but remained less likely to consider vaccination. Additional efforts are needed to convince these undecided HCP and enhance COVID-19 vaccines uptake.
Keywords
COVID-19, healthcare professionals, information session, vaccination
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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15/08/2022 13:42
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21/11/2023 7:11
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