Influenza Adherence Tool Kit: Implementation and Evaluation Among Allogeneic Hematopoietic Transplantation Recipients

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Allogeneic transplantation is associated with significant complications, such as influenza, a common virus in the post-transplantation setting that can be detrimental to patients. Therefore, patients should adhere to influenza vaccinations.
.The objectives of this project were to improve influenza adherence rates from 2015-2016, to increase transplantation recipients' knowledge of the importance of vaccination, and to evaluate the barriers to and facilitators of adherence rates to influenza vaccinations.
.A pre-/postscreening survey was used, as well as a tool kit with an education pamphlet and financial incentive, and a reminder letter. 
.Forty-eight eligible patients participated in the study, and 32 completed the prescreening questionnaire. The adherence rate for the 2015-2016 influenza season improved compared to the baseline vaccination rate. The findings revealed a strong association between provider recommendation and vaccination adherence.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Krimmel, T; Bannerji, R; Borysyuk, M; Schneider, SM

Published Date

  • June 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 339 - 344

PubMed ID

  • 28524898

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-067X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1092-1095

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1188/17.cjon.339-344


  • eng