Factors associated with the decision to receive COVID-19 vaccination among patients with chronic diseases at Somdejprabuddhalertla Hospital, Samutsongkhram province, Thailand

Authors

  • Jiraporn boontho Somdejprabuddhalertla Hospital, Samutsongkhram province

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14456/dcj.2022.3

Keywords:

during COVID-19 epidemic, COVID-19 vaccine, health belief model, chronic disease

Abstract

The public health crisis resulting from the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in tremendous morbidity and mortality. Long-term control of the COVID-19 pandemic hinges on the development, distribution, and uptake of vaccines.  This study aimed to examine the factors associated with the decision to receive COVID-19 vaccination among patients with chronic diseases at Somdejprabuddhalertla Hospital, Samutsongkhram province, Thailand. A questionnaire based on the Health Belief Model was used to assess multiple factors. Univariate and multivariate analysis were carried out by using the chi-square test and logistic regression analysis, respectively. The study found that 48.33% of patients with underlying medical conditions intended to take COVID-19 vaccination. Factors associated with the decision to take COVID-19 vaccination were more male patients (OR 1.97; 95%CI 1.12-3.48) intending to receive COVID-19 vaccination, those with better education (OR 2.01; 95%CI 1.04-3.85) intending to be administered with COVID-19 vaccine and agreement with the statement “vaccination can prevent COVID-19” (OR 1.32; 95%CI 1.05-1.84), which represents a statistically significant difference (p<0.05). The most dominant communication channels through which the patients had received COVID-19-related information were TV news (56%) and online news (18.33%). This study showed that patients’ knowledge about COVID-19 (in terms of disease knowledge and vaccine efficacy, safety, and adverse events) could raise awareness about the prevention of and vaccination against COVID-19 in patients with chronic diseases. In addition, doctors and healthcare personnel should also give correct and reliable information to the patients

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Published

2022-03-30

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boontho จ. Factors associated with the decision to receive COVID-19 vaccination among patients with chronic diseases at Somdejprabuddhalertla Hospital, Samutsongkhram province, Thailand. Dis Control J [Internet]. 2022 Mar. 30 [cited 2022 Jun. 30];48(1):22-3. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/DCJ/article/view/249402

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