Using electronic mail to improve MMR uptake amongst third level students.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/125858
Title:
Using electronic mail to improve MMR uptake amongst third level students.
Authors:
Cooney, F; Ryan, A; Schinaia, N; Breslin, A
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health Medicine, HSE West, Donegal/Sligo/Leitrim Area, Bridgewater House, Rockwood Parade, Sligo. fionnuala.cooney@hse.ie
Citation:
Using electronic mail to improve MMR uptake amongst third level students. 2010, 103 (3):72-4 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Mar-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/125858
PubMed ID:
20666068
Abstract:
This study assessed the usefulness of email in informing third level students about special MMR clinics being provided on campus during a mumps outbreak in the North West of Ireland. Email messages were sent directly to students, informing them of the clinics, inviting them to make a clinic appointment by email and providing details of walk-in clinics. At the clinics, all 177 attendees were asked to fill out a questionnaire and the response rate was 89% (n=158). Regarding the main sources of information about the vaccination clinics, email was selected by 117 (74%) students, word-of-mouth by 27 (17%), posters/leaflets by 8 (5%), and other sources by 6 (4%). Use of email as a source of information was rated as very good/excellent by 115 (73%), as good by 35 (22%) and poor/fair by 8 (5%). This study demonstrates that email is a useful and acceptable way of informing third level students about immunisation clinics in an outbreak situation.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Disease Outbreaks; Electronic Mail; Female; Humans; Ireland; Male; Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine; Mumps; Patient Acceptance of Health Care; Questionnaires; Students
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCooney, Fen
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Aen
dc.contributor.authorSchinaia, Nen
dc.contributor.authorBreslin, Aen
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-28T14:42:46Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-28T14:42:46Z-
dc.date.issued2010-03-
dc.identifier.citationUsing electronic mail to improve MMR uptake amongst third level students. 2010, 103 (3):72-4 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20666068-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/125858-
dc.description.abstractThis study assessed the usefulness of email in informing third level students about special MMR clinics being provided on campus during a mumps outbreak in the North West of Ireland. Email messages were sent directly to students, informing them of the clinics, inviting them to make a clinic appointment by email and providing details of walk-in clinics. At the clinics, all 177 attendees were asked to fill out a questionnaire and the response rate was 89% (n=158). Regarding the main sources of information about the vaccination clinics, email was selected by 117 (74%) students, word-of-mouth by 27 (17%), posters/leaflets by 8 (5%), and other sources by 6 (4%). Use of email as a source of information was rated as very good/excellent by 115 (73%), as good by 35 (22%) and poor/fair by 8 (5%). This study demonstrates that email is a useful and acceptable way of informing third level students about immunisation clinics in an outbreak situation.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaks-
dc.subject.meshElectronic Mail-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMeasles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine-
dc.subject.meshMumps-
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance of Health Care-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshStudents-
dc.titleUsing electronic mail to improve MMR uptake amongst third level students.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Public Health Medicine, HSE West, Donegal/Sligo/Leitrim Area, Bridgewater House, Rockwood Parade, Sligo. fionnuala.cooney@hse.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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