Original Article

IJMDC. 2019; 3(11): 32-38

Assessment of knowledge and attitude of the practice of parents toward vaccination of children in Taif city, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Mohammed Ewad Alkarim Altreyfy, Mohammed Saad Almalki, Ahmed Ibrahim Obaid, Moshary Moshabab Alahmari, Abdulah Mohammed Alshahrani.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Vaccination has an important preventive role for many types of infections especially in the early years of life. However, some misconceptions about vaccination lead to the abstinence of some parents from vaccinating their children. This misconception is primarily due to the lack of knowledge and awareness towards childhood vaccination. The goal of the present study is to evaluate the level of knowledge and the behavior of parents towards the vaccination of their children in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: A self-administered structured questionnaire was sent to the public through online Google forms including questions on the knowledge about vaccination of children and the attitude of parents towards their children regarding their vaccination. All data were recorded in a pre-designed and validated excel sheet. Data were represented in terms of frequencies and valid percentages for categorical variables. Results: A total of 377 participants took part in this survey. Almost one-half of the participants (50.4%) were males while 49.6% were females. There was a statistically significant difference (p<0.001) between males and females in all aspects of knowledge and attitude towards vaccination. The increased level of knowledge among females was linked to a significantly better (p<0.001) attitude towards vaccinating their children. Conclusion: Awareness campaigns are very important for the public to improve their behavior towards children vaccination. Further studies are needed to explore the figures in other areas in Saudi Arabia.

Keywords:
Vaccination, MMR vaccine, parents, children, Taif city.


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Assessment of knowledge and attitude of the practice of parents toward vaccination of children in Taif city, Saudi Arabia


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Mohammed Ewad Alkarim Altreyfy
Prince Sultan Military Hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Saad Almalki
Prince Sultan Military Hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmed Ibrahim Obaid
Prince Sultan Military Hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Moshary Moshabab Alahmari
Childrenís hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulah Mohammed Alshahrani
Childrenís hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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. Prince Sultan Military Hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia; mohmmed.121@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 25 Jul 2019
Accepted 19 Sep 2019
Published online 08 Oct 2019
Published in print 04 Nov 2019

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Altreyfy MEA, Almalki MS, Obaid AI, Alahmari MM, Alshahrani AM. Assessment of knowledge and attitude of the practice of parents toward vaccination of children in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2019; 3(11): 32-38. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1564055564


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Altreyfy MEA, Almalki MS, Obaid AI, Alahmari MM, Alshahrani AM. Assessment of knowledge and attitude of the practice of parents toward vaccination of children in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=58499 [Access: November 22, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1564055564


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Altreyfy MEA, Almalki MS, Obaid AI, Alahmari MM, Alshahrani AM. Assessment of knowledge and attitude of the practice of parents toward vaccination of children in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2019; 3(11): 32-38. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1564055564


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Altreyfy MEA, Almalki MS, Obaid AI, Alahmari MM, Alshahrani AM. Assessment of knowledge and attitude of the practice of parents toward vaccination of children in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2019), [cited November 22, 2019]; 3(11): 32-38. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1564055564


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Altreyfy, M. E. A., Almalki, . M. S., Obaid, . A. I., Alahmari, . M. M. & Alshahrani, . A. M. (2019) Assessment of knowledge and attitude of the practice of parents toward vaccination of children in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 3 (11), 32-38. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1564055564


Turabian Style

Altreyfy, Mohammed Ewad Alkarim, Mohammed Saad Almalki, Ahmed Ibrahim Obaid, Moshary Moshabab Alahmari, and Abdulah Mohammed Alshahrani. 2019. Assessment of knowledge and attitude of the practice of parents toward vaccination of children in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (11), 32-38. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1564055564


Chicago Style

Altreyfy, Mohammed Ewad Alkarim, Mohammed Saad Almalki, Ahmed Ibrahim Obaid, Moshary Moshabab Alahmari, and Abdulah Mohammed Alshahrani. "Assessment of knowledge and attitude of the practice of parents toward vaccination of children in Taif city, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 32-38. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1564055564


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Altreyfy, Mohammed Ewad Alkarim, Mohammed Saad Almalki, Ahmed Ibrahim Obaid, Moshary Moshabab Alahmari, and Abdulah Mohammed Alshahrani. "Assessment of knowledge and attitude of the practice of parents toward vaccination of children in Taif city, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.11 (2019), 32-38. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1564055564


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Altreyfy, M. E. A., Almalki, . M. S., Obaid, . A. I., Alahmari, . M. M. & Alshahrani, . A. M. (2019) Assessment of knowledge and attitude of the practice of parents toward vaccination of children in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (11), 32-38. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1564055564


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