Supported by Health Professionals Bank. The results of this survey equips APNA members with information on the workforce conditions of your profession, and helps APNA’s develop evidence-based policy and programs relating to the primary health care nurse workforce and to advocate for you.
Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Influenza Vaccination
An online survey of General Practice Nurses was conducted to ascertain the knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding influenza and influenza vaccination. The quantitative data was analysed using a combination of descriptive and inferential statistics.
The study found a high level of knowledge amongst GPNs related to seasonal influenza and demonstrated that this knowledge was related to vaccination status and risk perception.Knowledge levels and rates of vaccination uptake of H1N1 demonstrated an area in need of improvement. The findings are an important contribution towards guiding future efforts to both increase influenza vaccination uptake amongst nurses and enhancing the support provided to consumers.
Presented by Sarah Smith