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dc.contributor.authorDomínguez García, Àngela
dc.contributor.authorSoldevila, Núria
dc.contributor.authorToledo, Diana
dc.contributor.authorGodoy i García, Pere
dc.contributor.authorCastilla, Jesús
dc.contributor.authorForce, Lluís
dc.contributor.authorMorales, María
dc.contributor.authorMayoral, José María
dc.contributor.authorEgurrola, Mikel
dc.contributor.authorTamames, Sonia
dc.contributor.authorMartín, Vicente
dc.contributor.authorAstray, Jenaro
dc.description.abstractVaccination of the elderly is an important factor in limiting the impact of influenza in the community. The aim of this study was to investigate the factors associated with influenza vaccination coverage in hospitalized patients aged ≥65 years hospitalized due to causes unrelated to influenza in Spain. We carried out a cross-sectional study. Bivariate analysis was performed comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated patients, taking in to account sociodemographic variables and medical risk conditions. Multivariate analysis was performed using multilevel regression models. We included 1038 patients: 602 (58%) had received the influenza vaccine in the 2013–14 season. Three or more general practitioner visits (OR = 1.61; 95% CI 1.19–2.18); influenza vaccination in any of the 3 previous seasons (OR = 13.57; 95% CI 9.45–19.48); and 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination (OR = 1.97; 95% CI 1.38–2.80) were associated with receiving the influenza vaccine. Vaccination coverage of hospitalized elderly people is low in Spain and some predisposing characteristics influence vaccination coverage. Healthcare workers should take these characteristics into account and be encouraged to proactively propose influenza vaccination to all patients aged ≥65 years.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was funded by the National Plan of I+D+I 2008-2011 and ISCIII-Subdirección General de Evaluación y Fomento de la Investigación (Project PI12/02079) and cofounded by Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER. Unión Europea. Una manera de hacer Europa), and the Catalan Agency for the Management of Grants for University Research (AGAUR Grant number 2014/ SGR 1403).ca_ES
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a
dc.relation.ispartofPLoS ONE, 2016, vol. 11, núm. 1, e0147931ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by, (c) Domínguez et al., 2016ca_ES
dc.subject.otherVacunació -- Espanyaca_ES
dc.titleFactors associated with influenza vaccination of hospitalized elderly patients in Spainca_ES

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