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Beliefs underlying UK parents' views towards MMR promotion interventions: A qualitative study

Davies, A.K., Gardner, B., McAteer, J. and Michie, S. (2010). Beliefs underlying UK parents' views towards MMR promotion interventions: A qualitative study. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 15(2), pp. 220-230. doi: 10.1080/13548501003623963

Abstract

This study sought to extract underlying beliefs towards measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination from UK parents' views towards potential motivational and organisational interventions to boost MMR vaccination. Thematic analysis of transcripts of five focus groups identified five underlying psychological themes: parents' information needs, distrust of government sources, trust of other parents, attentional biases towards risk information and problems of achieving “balance” in MMR information provision. These are likely to represent important psychological barriers to or facilitators of the effectiveness of MMR promotion interventions

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: measles, mumps and rubella, vaccination, beliefs, intervention, social cognition
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Departments: School of Health Sciences
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/17980
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