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Prevalence and correlates of influenza vaccination among kidney transplant patients

Berben, Lut and Denhaerynck, Kris and Schaub, Stefan and De Geest, Sabina. (2009) Prevalence and correlates of influenza vaccination among kidney transplant patients. Progress in transplantation : the journal for procurement and clinical transplant professionals, Vol. 19. pp. 312-317.

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Abstract

CONTEXT: Immunosuppressive regimens increase kidney transplant patients' risk of contracting life-threatening influenza. However, little information exists about the prevalence and correlates of influenza vaccinations in this population. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and explore correlates of influenza vaccination in kidney transplant recipients. DESIGN, SAMPLE, AND SETTING: This cross-sectional study used data from the Supporting Medication Adherence in Renal Transplantation study. The convenience sample consisted of 356 adult kidney transplant recipients (58.1% male; mean age, 52.9 [SD 13.53] years) recruited from 2 Swiss transplant outpatient clinics. Influenza vaccination status was assessed by self-report (yes/no). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Known correlates of vaccination in chronically ill patients (older age, cohabitation, higher education, higher socioeconomic status, financial stability, more comorbid diseases, nonsmoking status, and clinical site where care is received) were entered into a multiple logistic regression model. RESULTS: Of the 356 patients, only 83 (23.3%) reported having been vaccinated against influenza in the previous year. Positive vaccination status was significantly related to older age (odds ratio, 1.04; 95% confidence interval, 1.02-1.06). CONCLUSION: Despite national and international guidelines recommending influenza vaccination in kidney transplant recipients, the prevalence of influenza vaccination in this sample was low. This study's results suggest that transplant centers need to implement policies to maximize influenza vaccination of their patients.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Nephrologie > Transplantationsimmunologie und Nephrologie (Steiger)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Nephrologie > Transplantationsimmunologie und Nephrologie (Steiger)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Institut für Pflegewissenschaft
UniBasel Contributors:De Geest, Sabina M. and Schaub, Stefan
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:InnoVision
ISSN:1526-9248
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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