Sundaram, Neisha. Sociocultural concepts of pandemic influenza and determinants of community vaccine acceptance in Pune, India. 2015, PhD Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Science.
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Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/diss/DissB_11450
Culture has a powerful influence on the understanding of sickness and illness-related behaviour. The framework of cultural epidemiology used in this thesis integrates the local validity of anthropology and the explanatory power of epidemiology to clarify the cultural basis of vaccine hesitancy and acceptance.
Despite cross-cultural differences and an acknowledged need for country-specific studies, relatively little research has focussed on pandemic influenza vaccine hesitancy in lower income settings. A mixed-methods research study was conducted in urban and rural Pune, a hotspot of the influenza pandemic in India. The aim was to study local sociocultural features of illness and determinants of pandemic influenza vaccine acceptance from a community perspective.
This work is a contribution to global advances in the study of vaccine hesitancy and it underscores the value of sociocultural study and community preferences in planning effective vaccine action.
|Committee Members:||Weiss, Mitchell G. and Larson, Heidi|
|Faculties and Departments:||09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Health Interventions > Malaria Vaccines (Tanner)|
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|Number of Pages:||226 S.|
|Last Modified:||30 Jun 2016 10:58|
|Deposited On:||11 Dec 2015 08:08|
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