Knowledge and attitudes among patients with asthma and parents and physicians towards influenza vaccination

Kaya A., Altinel N., Karakaya G., Cetinkaya F.

ALLERGOLOGIA ET IMMUNOPATHOLOGIA, vol.45, no.3, pp.240-243, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.aller.2016.08.003
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.240-243
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Influenza is an infectious disease, dangerous for all people, especially for some risk groups such as patients with chronic diseases and health care workers. But most of the people under the risk of influenza, including health care workers are not immunised because of misinformation. In this study, we aimed to determine the knowledge, beliefs and attitudes of patients with allergic rhinitis and asthma and parents of such children related to influenza vaccination. Attitudes and beliefs of physicians treating these patients about influenza vaccination were also investigated.