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dc.contributor.supervisor Kulig, Judith Celene
dc.contributor.author Vandenberg, Shannon Y.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-17T21:22:47Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-17T21:22:47Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3355
dc.description xiii, 275 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this grounded theory study was two-fold; first, to explore how mothers develop an understanding of childhood immunization which contributes to the decision¬making process resulting in a decision not to participate in immunization. Second, the perceptions of childhood immunization of health care professionals were also examined. The understanding and decision-making process of eight mothers was compared with the perceptions of twelve health care professionals. A number of themes were constructed from the research and a grounded theory was developed which emphasizes the importance of collaboration between non-immunizing mothers and health care professionals to promote positive health outcomes in children. The findings will assist health care professionals in understanding the factors contributing to the immunization decision-making process, which will subsequently support in delivering immunization programs. Recommendations to promote support and respect for parents' decision not to immunize their children, and assist in educating parents on immunization are also included. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health Sciences, c2013 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences) en_US
dc.subject Immunization en_US
dc.subject Immunization of children -- Alberta, Southern en_US
dc.subject Immunization of children -- Complications en_US
dc.subject Vaccines -- Health aspects en_US
dc.subject Vaccines -- Safety measures en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Saying no to childhood immunization : perceptions of mothers and health care professionals in Southern Alberta en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters


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