Vaccine literacy (VL) mediates the transfer of information and facilitates vaccination acceptance. The aims of this study are to validate the HLVa-IT (Health Literacy Vaccinale degli adulti in Italiano—Vaccine health literacy for adults in Italian language) for the staff of nursing homes (NHs), to measure VL in such a peculiar target group, and to assess its relationship with the sources used to obtain information about vaccines and vaccinations. A survey has been conducted in a sample of Tuscan NHs using an online questionnaire. Eight-hundred and fifty-three questionnaires were analyzed. Two dimensions of the HLVa-IT appeared (functional and interactive/communicative/critical VL). The HLVa-IT interactive/communicative/critical subscale score was slightly higher than the functional subscale, although with no statistical significance. General practitioners (GPs) or other professionals have been reported as the main source of information by most of the respondents (66.1%). The HLVa-IT total score was significantly higher among those who have declared to use official vaccination campaigns (mean score: 3.25 0.49; p < 0.001), GPs or other health professionals (3.26 0.47; p < 0.001), and search engines (3.27 0.48; p = 0.040) as the main sources of information. In conclusion, the HLVa-IT could be reliable test to investigate VL for staff of NHs, and also to highlight criticalities related to information sources.

Vaccine Literacy and Source of Information about Vaccination among Staff of Nursing Homes: A Cross-Sectional Survey Conducted in Tuscany (Italy) / Chiara Lorini, Francesca Collini , Giacomo Galletti, Francesca Ierardi, Silvia Forni, Claudia Gatteschi, Fabrizio Gemmi, Lorenzo Stacchini, Sophia Papini, Beatrice Velpini, Luigi Roberto Biasio, Guglielmo Bonaccorsi. - In: VACCINES. - ISSN 2076-393X. - STAMPA. - 10:(2022), pp. 1-15. [10.3390/vaccines10050682]

Vaccine Literacy and Source of Information about Vaccination among Staff of Nursing Homes: A Cross-Sectional Survey Conducted in Tuscany (Italy)

Chiara Lorini;Silvia Forni;Fabrizio Gemmi;Lorenzo Stacchini;Sophia Papini;Beatrice Velpini;Guglielmo Bonaccorsi
2022

Abstract

Vaccine literacy (VL) mediates the transfer of information and facilitates vaccination acceptance. The aims of this study are to validate the HLVa-IT (Health Literacy Vaccinale degli adulti in Italiano—Vaccine health literacy for adults in Italian language) for the staff of nursing homes (NHs), to measure VL in such a peculiar target group, and to assess its relationship with the sources used to obtain information about vaccines and vaccinations. A survey has been conducted in a sample of Tuscan NHs using an online questionnaire. Eight-hundred and fifty-three questionnaires were analyzed. Two dimensions of the HLVa-IT appeared (functional and interactive/communicative/critical VL). The HLVa-IT interactive/communicative/critical subscale score was slightly higher than the functional subscale, although with no statistical significance. General practitioners (GPs) or other professionals have been reported as the main source of information by most of the respondents (66.1%). The HLVa-IT total score was significantly higher among those who have declared to use official vaccination campaigns (mean score: 3.25 0.49; p < 0.001), GPs or other health professionals (3.26 0.47; p < 0.001), and search engines (3.27 0.48; p = 0.040) as the main sources of information. In conclusion, the HLVa-IT could be reliable test to investigate VL for staff of NHs, and also to highlight criticalities related to information sources.
2022
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Chiara Lorini, Francesca Collini , Giacomo Galletti, Francesca Ierardi, Silvia Forni, Claudia Gatteschi, Fabrizio Gemmi, Lorenzo Stacchini, Sophia Papini, Beatrice Velpini, Luigi Roberto Biasio, Guglielmo Bonaccorsi
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