Educational Intervention to Improve Vaccine Acceptance
This research project will develop an educational intervention to improve immunization acceptance by vaccine hesitant parents. This is prospective interventional case-control trial, where the investigators will provide the intervention in the clinical setting. Enrollees will be screened and selected if they meet criteria for "vaccine hesitancy". The investigators will conduct follow up surveys following the intervention to assess change in attitude and follow immunization rates through 18 month well visit.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
- Change in parental attitude regarding vaccines [ Time Frame: 6-8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Parental attitudes regarding vaccines will be assessed upon screening to determine the parental level of hesitancy regarding childhood vaccines. We will will use the same survey questions again immediately after the intervention and at the 2 month visit to measure change in parental attitude. We will also survey the control group at the 2 month check as well to compare attitude change without the intervention.
- Vaccination rates of control and interventional groups [ Time Frame: 6-8 weeks, 19 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Vaccination rates will be compared between groups at both 2 months of age and 19 months of age.
|Study Start Date:||June 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|No Intervention: routine care|
|Experimental: Educational intervention group||
Other: Video intervention along with educational hand out
The interventional group will be shown an 8 minute video addressing common concerns of vaccine hesitant parents. Then, they will be provided with a handout describing how to find accurate vaccine information on the internet and a handout on more common questions from vaccine hesitant parents.
The intervention is a 8 minute video addressing common concerns that have been reported by vaccine hesitant parents. The video includes an expert in pediatric infectious diseases answering these common questions as well as 3 parental accounts of children who contracted vaccine preventable diseases. Also, the interventional group will be provided with two handouts: one listed information on how parents can find accurate vaccine information on the internet, and another that addresses more common concerns of vaccine hesitant parents and available for our use from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Center website.