A Study of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Pattern of Adult Immunization
Background:Disease prevention is the most cost effective option to protect and promote the health of population and vaccination is the key to achieve the same. Vaccination is recommended throughout life to prevent infectious diseases and their sequelae.Physician’s knowledge, attitude and personalized recommendations towards disease specific vaccinations can directly influence patient decision to accept vaccination. Objective:The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice pattern regarding adult immunizations among residents and physicians of Department of Medicine and to find out perceived barrier in promoting adult immunization.Materials & Methods:All registered medical practitioner regularly working in Department of medicine including residents and consultant physicians were approached for the study.Knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) survey for current study was provided to each of them. Results:There are substantial gap in knowledge, attitude and practice pattern among the physicians. A systematic approach that involves continuing medical education and its reinforcement, elimination of perceived barrier like time constraints and resource constraint should be proactively removed to enhance the coverage of adult immunization.
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