Print Email Facebook Twitter Attitudes and risk perception of parents of different ethnic backgrounds regarding meningococcal C vaccination Title Attitudes and risk perception of parents of different ethnic backgrounds regarding meningococcal C vaccination Author Timmermans, D.R.M. Henneman, L. Hirasing, R.A. van der Wal, G. TNO Kwaliteit van Leven Publication year 2005 Abstract The aim of the present study is to assess the attitudes of parents toward vaccination as well as their risk perception of disease and vaccination. We interviewed 1763 parents of different ethnic groups (among others, Dutch, Turkish, Moroccan, and Surinamese parents). Results show that there were large differences in knowledge about disease and risk perception of disease and vaccination among parents of different ethnic backgrounds. Generally, people largely overestimated the risk of contracting the disease and the risk of dying after contracting the disease. Dutch parents were best informed, least worried, had the most critical attitude toward the campaign, and the lowest vaccination level compared to other parents. The differences in knowledge about vaccination and the more critical attitude of Dutch parents emphasize the need to take more into account parents' perspectives when designing information leaflets or other information media. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Chemicals / CAS: Meningococcal Vaccines Subject HealthEthnicityParental attitudesRisk perceptionComparative studyControlled studyDyingEthnic differenceHealth educationHealth programInterviewMajor clinical studyMeningococcosisParental behaviorPerceptionReviewRisk factorAdolescentAdultAttitudeChildChild, PreschoolData CollectionEducationEthnic GroupsFemaleHumansInfantMaleMass ImmunizationMeningococcal VaccinesNetherlandsParentsQuestionnairesReligionRiskSocioeconomic FactorsVaccination To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:5453987a-782b-4b89-b4c9-19cb7df6a238 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2005.01.075 TNO identifier 238500 ISSN 0264-410X Source Vaccine, 23 (25), 3329-3335 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.