The uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination among immunocompromised patients attending rheumatology outpatient clinics.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/198725
Title:
The uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination among immunocompromised patients attending rheumatology outpatient clinics.
Authors:
Haroon, Muhammad; Adeeb, Fahd; Eltahir, Ahmed; Harney, Sinead
Affiliation:
Department of Rheumatology, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. mharoon301@hotmail.com
Citation:
The uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination among immunocompromised patients attending rheumatology outpatient clinics. 2011, 78 (4):374-7 Joint Bone Spine
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme
Issue Date:
Jul-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/198725
DOI:
10.1016/j.jbspin.2010.10.012
PubMed ID:
21169045
Abstract:
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES: The patients using immunosuppressive agents are considered at high risk for acquiring different infections. Accordingly, international guidelines recommend vaccinating such patients against influenza and pneumococcal organisms. The aims of this study were two-fold: (1) to assess the influenza and pneumococcal vaccination uptake among our rheumatology outpatients who are immunosuppressed; (2) to identify the factors influencing immunisation uptake among our sample of patients.; This was a questionnaire-based study. Patients were eligible to partake in this study if they were using immunosuppressive drugs. During the study period (4 weeks), 337 patients were screened, and 110 patients fulfilled the criteria for inclusion.; Positive vaccination uptake of our cohort was as follows: common influenza alone (34%, 37 out of 110), pneumonia alone (11%, 12 out of 110), and both pneumococcal and influenza vaccination (11%). The status of influenza A (H1N1) vaccination was not recorded as a part of this audit. The two most common reasons cited by patients for non-uptake of vaccinations were: 'not offered' and 'thought it was unnecessary'. Of 37 patients who had influenza vaccination, 33 patients (89%) had additional risk factors, and there were only four patients who had influenza vaccine solely because they were taking immunosuppressive drugs. All pneumococcal vaccinated patients (n=12) were noted to have additional risk factors.; There is suboptimal uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations among immunosuppressed patients attending rheumatology outpatient clinics. These results are a cause of concern given the morbidity and mortality of associated infections.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Cohort Studies; Female; Humans; Immunocompromised Host; Immunosuppressive Agents; Influenza Vaccines; Male; Middle Aged; Patient Acceptance of Health Care; Pneumococcal Vaccines; Questionnaires; Rheumatic Diseases; Treatment Refusal; Vaccination
ISSN:
1778-7254

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHaroon, Muhammaden
dc.contributor.authorAdeeb, Fahden
dc.contributor.authorEltahir, Ahmeden
dc.contributor.authorHarney, Sineaden
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-22T15:16:29Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-22T15:16:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-07-
dc.identifier.citationThe uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination among immunocompromised patients attending rheumatology outpatient clinics. 2011, 78 (4):374-7 Joint Bone Spineen
dc.identifier.issn1778-7254-
dc.identifier.pmid21169045-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jbspin.2010.10.012-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/198725-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES: The patients using immunosuppressive agents are considered at high risk for acquiring different infections. Accordingly, international guidelines recommend vaccinating such patients against influenza and pneumococcal organisms. The aims of this study were two-fold: (1) to assess the influenza and pneumococcal vaccination uptake among our rheumatology outpatients who are immunosuppressed; (2) to identify the factors influencing immunisation uptake among our sample of patients.-
dc.description.abstractThis was a questionnaire-based study. Patients were eligible to partake in this study if they were using immunosuppressive drugs. During the study period (4 weeks), 337 patients were screened, and 110 patients fulfilled the criteria for inclusion.-
dc.description.abstractPositive vaccination uptake of our cohort was as follows: common influenza alone (34%, 37 out of 110), pneumonia alone (11%, 12 out of 110), and both pneumococcal and influenza vaccination (11%). The status of influenza A (H1N1) vaccination was not recorded as a part of this audit. The two most common reasons cited by patients for non-uptake of vaccinations were: 'not offered' and 'thought it was unnecessary'. Of 37 patients who had influenza vaccination, 33 patients (89%) had additional risk factors, and there were only four patients who had influenza vaccine solely because they were taking immunosuppressive drugs. All pneumococcal vaccinated patients (n=12) were noted to have additional risk factors.-
dc.description.abstractThere is suboptimal uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations among immunosuppressed patients attending rheumatology outpatient clinics. These results are a cause of concern given the morbidity and mortality of associated infections.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subject.meshCohort Studies-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshImmunocompromised Host-
dc.subject.meshImmunosuppressive Agents-
dc.subject.meshInfluenza Vaccines-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance of Health Care-
dc.subject.meshPneumococcal Vaccines-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshRheumatic Diseases-
dc.subject.meshTreatment Refusal-
dc.subject.meshVaccination-
dc.titleThe uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination among immunocompromised patients attending rheumatology outpatient clinics.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Rheumatology, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. mharoon301@hotmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalJoint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatismeen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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