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Web-based Social Media Intervention to Increase Vaccine Acceptance: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Overview of attention for article published in Pediatrics, December 2017
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Mentioned by

news
94 news outlets
blogs
4 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
361 tweeters
facebook
10 Facebook pages

Citations

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92 Dimensions

Readers on

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306 Mendeley
Title
Web-based Social Media Intervention to Increase Vaccine Acceptance: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Published in
Pediatrics, December 2017
DOI 10.1542/peds.2017-1117
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jason M. Glanz, Nicole M. Wagner, Komal J. Narwaney, Courtney R. Kraus, Jo Ann Shoup, Stanley Xu, Sean T. O’Leary, Saad B. Omer, Kathy S. Gleason, Matthew F. Daley

Abstract

Interventions to address vaccine hesitancy and increase vaccine acceptance are needed. This study sought to determine if a Web-based, social media intervention increases early childhood immunization. A 3-arm, randomized controlled trial was conducted in Colorado from September 2013 to July 2016. Participants were pregnant women, randomly assigned (3:2:1) to a Web site with vaccine information and interactive social media components (VSM), a Web site with vaccine information (VI), or usual care (UC). Vaccination was assessed in infants of participants from birth to age 200 days. The primary outcome was days undervaccinated, measured as a continuous and dichotomous variable. Infants of 888 participants were managed for 200 days. By using a nonparametric rank-based analysis, mean ranks for days undervaccinated were significantly lower in the VSM arm versus UC (P = .02) but not statistically different between the VI and UC (P = .08) or between VSM and VI arms (P = .63). The proportions of infants up-to-date at age 200 days were 92.5, 91.3, and 86.6 in the VSM, VI, and UC arms, respectively. Infants in the VSM arm were more likely to be up-to-date than infants in the UC arm (odds ratio [OR] = 1.92; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.07-3.47). Up-to-date status was not statistically different between VI and UC arms (OR = 1.62; 95% CI, 0.87-3.00) or between the VSM and VI arms (OR = 1.19, 95% CI, 0.70-2.03). Providing Web-based vaccine information with social media applications during pregnancy can positively influence parental vaccine behaviors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 306 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 55 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 42 14%
Student > Bachelor 38 12%
Researcher 31 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 22 7%
Other 41 13%
Unknown 77 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 58 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 39 13%
Social Sciences 30 10%
Psychology 20 7%
Computer Science 11 4%
Other 54 18%
Unknown 94 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1011. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 November 2021.
All research outputs
#11,076
of 21,297,980 outputs
Outputs from Pediatrics
#79
of 16,029 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#240
of 341,063 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Pediatrics
#2
of 198 outputs
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